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fulcrum Explained

fulcrum at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


fulcrum at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) fulcra

fulcrum at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1674, "prop, support," borrowing of L. fulcrum "bedpost," from fulcire "to support." ///

fulcrum at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural fulcrums or fulcra /-kr[hA353]/ [C] // [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: 'bedpost']// the point on which a lever (=bar) turns, balances, or is supported in turning or lifting something//

fulcrum at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "fulcrum":
advocate, alpenstock, arbor, arm, athletic supporter, axis, axle,
axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, back, backbone,
backing, bandeau, bearer, bearing, bra, brace, bracer, bracket,
brassiere, buttress, cane, carrier, cervix, corset, crook, crutch,
distaff, foundation garment, gimbal, girdle, gudgeon, guy, guywire,
hinge, hingle, hub, jock, jockstrap, mainstay, maintainer, mandrel,
mast, nave, neck, oarlock, pin, pintle, pivot, pole, prop, radiant,
reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place,
resting point, rigging, rowlock, shoulder, shroud, spindle, spine,
sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener,
strengthener, support, supporter, sustainer, swivel, thole,
tholepin, trunnion, upholder, walking stick

fulcrum at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Support): support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, caudex, purchase, footing, hold, hand hold, foot hold, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, floor.

[N] (Centrality): centrality, center, middle, focus, core, kernel, nucleus, heart, axis, bull's eye, navel, umbilicus, backbone, marrow, pith, vertebra, vertebral column, concentration, convergence, centralization, symmetry, center of gravity, fulcrum.

fulcrum at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (physics) the point on which a LEVER turns or is supported

2 [usually sing.] (written) the most important part of an activity, or a situation:
the fulcrum of the whole debate * There was a fulcrum point when the arguments tipped decidedly in one direction.

Fulcrum at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Fulcrum \Ful"crum\, n.; pl. L. {Fulcra}, E. {Fulcrums}. [L.,
bedpost, fr. fulcire to prop.]
1. A prop or support.

2. (Mech.) That by which a lever is sustained, or about which
it turns in lifting or moving a body.

3. (Bot.) An accessory organ such as a tendril, stipule,
spine, and the like. [R.] --Gray.

4. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The horny inferior surface of the lingua of certain
(b) One of the small, spiniform scales found on the front
edge of the dorsal and caudal fins of many ganoid

5. (Anat.) The connective tissue supporting the framework of
the retina of the eye.

fulcrum at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : the pivot about which a lever turns
[also: {fulcra} (pl)]

fulcrum at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Fulcrum


Inter: was wotd » 2011|September|7
Inter: wikipedi » a
Category: File - :LeverFirstClass.png|thumb|right|The triangle is the fulcrum.


From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » fulcrum||bedpost, foot of a couch|lang=la, from Inter: term » fulcio|fulciō|prop up, support.


* Inter: IPA » /ˈfʌlk.rəm/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-fulcrum.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » pl2=fulcra

  • Inter: mechanic » s The support about which a lever pivots.
    1. : It is possible to flick food across the table using your fork as a lever and your finger as a fulcrum.
    2. 2010, Category: w - :John Allison (artist)|John Allison, ''Bad Machinery
    3. : MILDRED: Archimedes said give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it and I will move the world.
    4. : CHARLOTTE: Yeah she said that twaddle eight or nine times.


      Inter: trans-top » support about which a lever pivots

  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հենակետ|tr=henaket|sc=Armn
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|opěrný bod|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|understøttelsespunkt|n
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|draaipunt|n, Inter: t- » nl|steunpunt|n
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|apogpunkto
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tukipiste
  • French: point d’appui {{m}}
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Angelpunkt|m, Inter: t- » de|Drehpunkt|m, Inter: t- » de|Hebelstützpunkt|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|υπομόχλιο|n|tr=ypomóchlio|sc=Grek
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|forgástengely
  • Ido: apog-punto, pivoto

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|fulcro|m
    • Japanese: 支点 (してん, shiten)
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|dreiepunkt|n, Inter: t- » no|dreiningspunkt|n, Inter: t- » no|hvilepunkt|n, Inter: t- » no|omdreiningspunkt|n
    • Portuguese: ponto de apoio {{m}}, Inter: t+ » pt|fulcro|m
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|точка опоры|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|uporište
    • Spanish: pivote {{m}}, punto de apoyo {{m}}, fulcro {{m}}
    • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|rotationspunkt
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|ఆధారము
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|точка опори|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English nouns with irregular plurals -



    Inter: rfe » lang=la


    * Inter: a » Classical Inter: IPA » /ˈful.krum/|lang=la


    Inter: la-noun » fulcrum|fulcri|fulcrī|n|second
  • bedpost
    1. foot (of a couch)
    2. couch


      Inter: la-decl-2nd-N » fulcr


      * English: Inter: l » en|fulcrum

  • French: Inter: l » fr|fulcrum
  • Italian: Inter: l » it|fulcro
  • Portuguese: Inter: l » pt|fulcro
  • Spanish: Inter: l » es|fulcro

  • Translation: et » fulcrum
    Translation: el » fulcrum
    Translation: fr » fulcrum
    Translation: ko » fulcrum
    Translation: io » fulcrum
    Translation: id » fulcrum
    Translation: kn » fulcrum
    Translation: my » fulcrum
    Translation: pl » fulcrum
    Translation: ru » fulcrum
    Translation: fi » fulcrum
    Translation: ta » fulcrum
    Translation: vi » fulcrum
    Translation: zh » fulcrum

    Fulcrum at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » fulcrum


    Inter: wikipedia » Mikoyan MiG-29

    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • Inter: militar » y NATO code name for the Soviet MiG-29 aircraft.

  • Translation: id » Fulcrum