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Dictionary definition for: Crucial

1. (a) of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career" "a crucial election" "a crucial issue for women"

2. (s) having crucial relevance; "crucial to the case" "relevant testimony"

3. (s) of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament" "crucial information" "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

4. (s) having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment" "cast the deciding vote" "the determinative (or determinant) battle"

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