[piv-uh-ting] /ˈpɪv ə tɪŋ/
(formerly) the attaching of an artificial crown to the root of a tooth with a metal dowel.
[piv-uh t] /ˈpɪv ət/
a pin, point, or short shaft on the end of which something rests and turns, or upon and about which something rotates or oscillates.
the end of a shaft or arbor, resting and turning in a bearing.
any thing or person on which something or someone functions or depends vitally:
He is the pivot of my life.
the person in a line, as of troops on parade, whom the others use as a point about which to wheel or maneuver.
a whirling about on one foot.
Basketball. the act of keeping one foot in place while holding the ball and moving the other foot one step in any direction, so as not to be charged with walking.
Dentistry. (formerly) (def 4).
verb (used without object)
to turn on or as on a pivot.
Basketball. to keep one foot in place while holding the ball and moving the other foot one step in any direction.
verb (used with object)
to mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
a short shaft or pin supporting something that turns; fulcrum
the end of a shaft or arbor that terminates in a bearing
a person or thing upon which progress, success, etc, depends
the person or position from which a military formation takes its reference, as when altering position
(transitive) to mount on or provide with a pivot or pivots
(intransitive) to turn on or as if on a pivot
1610s, from French pivot, from Old French pivot “hinge pin, pivot” (12c.), also “penis,” of uncertain origin. Figurative sense of “central point” is recorded from 1813.
by 1841, from French pivoter and from pivot (n). Related: Pivoted; pivoting.
- Pivot joint
pivot joint piv·ot joint (pĭv’ət) n. See trochoid joint.
[pit-ee] /ˈpɪt i/ noun, plural pities. 1. sympathetic or kindly sorrow evoked by the suffering, distress, or misfortune of another, often leading one to give relief or aid or to show mercy: to feel pity for astarving child. 2. a cause or reason for pity, sorrow, or regret: What a pity you could not go! […]
[pit-ee-er] /ˈpɪt i ər/ noun 1. a person who .
[pit-ee-uh-buh l] /ˈpɪt i ə bəl/ adjective 1. evoking or deserving pity; lamentable: pitiable, homeless children. 2. evoking or deserving contemptuous pity; miserable; contemptible: a pitiable lack of character. /ˈpɪtɪəbəl/ adjective 1. exciting or deserving pity or contempt adj. mid-15c., “merciful, compassionate,” from Old French piteable “compassionate, merciful, pious” (13c.; Modern French pitoyable), from piteer […]