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Pivot vs. Swivel

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Pivotnoun

A thing on which something turns; specifically a metal pointed pin or short shaft in machinery, such as the end of an axle or spindle.

Swivelnoun

(mechanical) A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.

Pivotnoun

Something or someone having a paramount significance in a certain situation.

Swivelnoun

(military) A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; called also swivel gun.

Pivotnoun

Act of turning on one foot.

Swivelnoun

(slang) Strength of mind or character that enables one to overcome adversity; confidence; force of will.

‘Bob ain't got no swivel.’;

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Pivotnoun

(military) The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place while the company or line moves around him in wheeling.

Swivelnoun

(dance) A rotating of the hips.

Pivotnoun

(roller derby) A player with responsibility for co-ordinating their team in a particular jam.

Swivelverb

(intransitive) To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.

Pivotnoun

(computing) An element of a set to be sorted that is chosen as a midpoint, so as to divide the other elements into two groups to be dealt with recursively.

Swivelnoun

A piece, as a ring or hook, attached to another piece by a pin, in such a manner as to permit rotation about the pin as an axis.

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Pivotnoun

(computing) A pivot table.

Swivelnoun

A small piece of ordnance, turning on a point or swivel; - called also swivel gun.

Pivotnoun

(GUI) Any of a row of captioned elements used to navigate to subpages, rather like tabs.

Swivelverb

To swing or turn, as on a pin or pivot.

Pivotnoun

(mathematics) An element of a matrix that is used as a focus for row operations, such as dividing the row by the pivot, or adding multiples of the row to other rows making all other values in the pivot column 0.

Swivelnoun

a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin

Pivotverb

(intransitive) To turn on an exact spot.

Swivelverb

turn on a pivot

Pivotnoun

A fixed pin or short axis, on the end of which a wheel or other body turns.

Swivelnoun

a coupling between two parts enabling one to revolve without turning the other.

Pivotnoun

The end of a shaft or arbor which rests and turns in a support; as, the pivot of an arbor in a watch.

Swivelverb

turn around a point or axis or on a swivel

‘he swivelled in the chair’; ‘she swivelled her eyes round’;

Pivotnoun

Hence, figuratively: A turning point or condition; that on which important results depend; as, the pivot of an enterprise.

Swivel

A swivel is a connection that allows the connected object, such as a gun, chair, swivel caster, or an anchor rode to rotate horizontally or vertically.

Pivotnoun

The officer or soldier who simply turns in his place whike the company or line moves around him in wheeling; - called also pivot man.

Pivotverb

To place on a pivot.

Pivotnoun

the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver

Pivotnoun

axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

Pivotnoun

the act of turning on (or as if on) a pivot;

‘the golfer went to the driving range to practice his pivot’;

Pivotverb

turn on a pivot

Pivotnoun

the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates.

Pivotnoun

a person or thing that plays a central part in a situation or enterprise

‘the pivot of community life was the chapel’;

Pivotnoun

the person or position from which a body of troops takes its reference point when moving or changing course.

Pivotnoun

a player in a central position in a team sport.

Pivotnoun

a movement in which the player holding the ball may move in any direction with one foot, while keeping the other (the pivot foot) in contact with the floor.

Pivotverb

turn on or as if on a pivot

‘he swung round, pivoting on his heel’;

Pivotverb

provide (a mechanism) with a pivot; fix (a mechanism) on a pivot.

Pivotverb

depend on

‘the government's reaction pivoted on the response of the Prime Minister’;

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