pivot

Definitions

General English

Aviation

Construction

  • A short shaft or pin about which a part rotates or swings.

Electronics

  • A generally short shaft upon which a related moving part rotates, balances, oscillates, or the like. For example, the pivot which supports the magnetic needle of a compass, or that upon which the wire coil of a galvanometer pivots.

Medical

  • noun a stem used to attach an artificial crown to the root of a tooth
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