crucial crucial  /ˈkru ʃəl/


  1. (adj) of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
  2. (adj) having crucial relevance
  3. (adj) of the greatest importance


  1. But it's a crucial one.
  2. But the more important risk involved the response at homeand in that crucial area he has proved to be dangerously wrong.
  3. For them, money is the crucial issue.


  1. Heat vs. Spurs Game 3: Important Storylines to Watch During Crucial Battle

    Tuesday night's Game 3 matchup between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs is going to be the most crucial game of the season.  According to ESPN Stats & Info, history suggests the winner is almost undoubtedly the team that will be hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy sometime in the next 10 days: It's worth noting, of course, that the 2010-11 Heat are the one exception to that rule, but it's ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Emerging Markets Are Crucial for Apple

    Emerging Markets Are Crucial for Apple        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Child Protective Services crucial to finding maltreatment

    The judgment of a Child Protective Services investigator is crucial to a finding that a child has been mistreated.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: DeWitt-Bath Review


  1. "The goal of the project is to have a solar-powered plane flying day and night without fuel," Piccard said. "This flight is crucial for the credibility of the project."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source: National Post

  2. "These changes are crucial to drive future growth and realize the promise of being a global health care leader for the long term," Chairman and Chief Executive Richard T. Clark said in a press release.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Richard Clark Source: Wall Street Journal

  3. "At a crucial stage Maarten Stekelenburg saved us," Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk said.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Bert van Marwijk Source: The Associated Press

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