Fulcrum meaning

fo͝ol'krəm, fŭl'-
The point or support on which a lever pivots.
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The definition of a fulcrum is a pivot point around which a lever turns, or something that plays a central role in or is in the center of a situation or activity.

A pivot point around which a lever turns is an example of a fulcrum.

A person around whom all activity revolves is an example of the fulcrum.

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An anatomical structure that acts as a hinge or a point of support.
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An agent through which vital powers are exercised.
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A means of exerting influence, pressure, etc.
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The support or point of support on which a lever turns in raising or moving something.
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Any structure that supports or acts like a fulcrum.
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The point or support on which a lever turns. The position of the fulcrum, relative to the positions of the load and effort, determines the type of lever.
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(mechanics) The support about which a lever pivots.
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(military) NATO code name for the Soviet MiG-29 aircraft.
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An anatomical structure that acts as a hinge or a point of support.
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Origin of fulcrum

From Latin fulcrum (“bedpost, foot of a couch”), from fulciō (“prop up, support”).