crucial

  • 1 crucial — crucial, iale, iaux [ krysjal, jo ] adj. • 1560; du lat. crux, crucis→ croix 1 ♦ Didact. Fait en croix. Incision cruciale. 2 ♦ (du lat. experimentum crucis, de F. Bacon, « expérience de la croix », par allus. aux poteaux indicateurs des… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 crucial — CRUCIÁL, Ă, cruciali, e, adj. De o importanţă capitală; hotărâtor. [pr.: ci al] – Din fr. crucial. Trimis de cristi, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  CRUCIÁL adj. v. esenţial. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  cruciál …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Crucial — may refer to: Crucial Technology, a brand used by semiconductor manufacturer Micron Technology The Crucial Conspiracy, an album by The Dingees The Crucial Squeegie Lip, a recording by Ween Crucial Three, a short lived band, several of whose… …

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  • 4 Crucial — Cru cial (kr? shal), a. [F. crucial, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross, torture. See {Cross}.] 1. Having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross; cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial incision. [1913 Webster] 2. Severe; trying… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 crucial — adjetivo 1. (antepuesto / pospuesto) [Momento] que es difícil o crítico y que puede decidir el éxito o el fracaso de una cosa o de una persona: El dinero llegó en un momento crucial. Ése fue un instante crucial en mi vida. Era una situación… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 6 crucial — 1. Crucial means ‘decisive, critical’, and is often used as a more effective and more expressive alternative for important or significant: • There are four crucial stages in cheesemaking J. G. Davis, 1976 • I understand that you must edit letters …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 crucial — (Del ingl. crucial, y este del fr. crucial, der. del lat. crux, crucis, cruz). 1. adj. Dicho de una situación o de un momento: Crítico, decisivo. 2. En forma de cruz. Incisión crucial …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 8 crucial — [kro͞o′shəl] adj. [Fr < L crux, CROSS] 1. of supreme importance; decisive; critical [a crucial decision] 2. Med. having the form of a cross [a crucial incision] SYN. ACUTE crucially adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 crucial — 1706, cross shaped, from Fr. crucial, a medical term for ligaments of the knee (which cross each other), from L. crux (gen. crucis) cross (see CROSS (Cf. cross)). The meaning decisive, critical (1830) is extended from a logical term, Instantias… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Crucial FM — was a fictional pirate radio station on the Lenny Henry comedy TV series on BBC 1. Henry played the character Delbert Wilkins , a D.J who broadcast his shows from the back of a kebab shop in Brixton. The opening credits of the programme started… …

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  • 11 crucial — I adjective acute, climacteric, conclusive, consequential, critical, deciding, decisive, definitive, determining, essential, exigent, final, grave, imperative, important, influential, instant, material, momentous, of moment, of note, of supreme… …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 crucial — crucial, ale (kru si al, a l ) adj. Terme technique. Qui est fait en croix. Des ferrements cruciaux. •   Ah ! quel plaisir je vais prendre à faire sur son corps [un corps à disséquer] une incision cruciale et à lui ouvrir le ventre depuis le… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 crucial — CRUCIAL, ALE. adj. Fait en croix. Il n est guère d usage qu en cette phrase, Incision cruciale …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 14 crucial — adj. 2 g. 1. Que tem a forma de cruz. = CRUCIFORME 2. Que é extremamente importante. = CAPITAL, DECISIVO, DETERMINANTE, FUNDAMENTAL, PRINCIPAL ≠ ACESSÓRIO, SECUNDÁRIO   ‣ Etimologia: cruci + al …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 15 crucial — critical, *acute Analogous words: threatening, menacing (see THREATEN): trying, afflicting, torturing or torturous (see corresponding verbs at AFFLICT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 crucial — [adj] critical, important acute, central, clamorous, climacteric, climatic, compelling, deciding, decisive, desperate, dire, essential, hanging by thread*, high priority, imperative, insistent, momentous, necessary, on thin ice*, pivotal,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 17 crucial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) decisive or critical. 2) informal very important. 3) informal excellent. DERIVATIVES crucially adverb. ORIGIN originally in the sense «cross shaped»: from Latin crux cross …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 crucial — 01. The final speaking test is [crucial] if you want to pass the course. 02. This public debate is [crucial] for the governor if he hopes to win re election. 03. An improvement in the economic future of the lower class is [crucial] if the country …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 crucial — cru|cial [ kruʃl ] adjective *** 1. ) something that is crucial is extremely important because it has a major effect on the result of something: We believe the question being investigated by the Commission is one of crucial importance to the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 crucial */*/*/ — UK [ˈkruːʃ(ə)l] / US [ˈkruʃ(ə)l] adjective 1) something that is crucial is extremely important because it has a major effect on the result of something We believe the question being investigated by the Commission is one of crucial importance to… …

    English dictionary