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pivot on (something)

1. Literally, to rotate on and around some centered focal point. This car seat pivots on a fixed point, allowing you to get your baby or toddler in and out of the car with much less hassle. He pivoted on the heel of his left foot to do a roundhouse kick nearly 180 degrees behind him.
2. To depend on or revolve entirely around some key thing. The product's success is going to pivot on whether or not people feel comfortable linking their home appliances to the internet. Our entire marketing campaign pivots on this television ad, so we have to make sure it is written and cast perfectly.
3. To grow, develop, or spring from some focal point or idea. The entire film pivots on the income gap in our country and how it became so extreme.
See also: on, pivot

pivot around (something)

1. Literally, to rotate on and around some centered focal point. This car seat pivots around a fixed point, allowing you to get your baby or toddler in and out of the car with much less hassle. He pivoted around the heel of his left foot to do a roundhouse kick nearly 180 degrees behind him.
2. To depend on or revolve entirely around some key thing. The product's success is going to pivot around whether or not people feel comfortable linking their home appliances to the internet. Our entire marketing campaign pivots around this television ad, so we have to make sure it is written and cast perfectly.
3. To grow, develop, or spring from some focal point or idea. The entire film pivots around the income gap in our country and how it became so extreme.
See also: around, pivot

pivot on something

to rotate on something; to spin around, centered on something. This part spins around and pivots on this little red spot, which is what they call a jewel. If the lever will not pivot on the bar, it needs some lubrication.
See also: on, pivot

pivot on

or pivot around
v.
1. To rotate or spin around while remaining centered on some point: The chair pivots on a steel post.
2. To depend on something or someone for success or failure: This business deal pivots on whether or not we are willing to change the name of our product.
3. To develop from a central idea: The plot of the show pivots on the effects of drug addiction.
See also: on, pivot
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Constant nitrogen concentration is maintained by injecting the nitrogen fertilizer solution into the water supply at the stationary base of the center pivot at a rate that varies with system water flow rate.
The Premier was welcomed to the Gibson Island plant today by Incitec Pivot workers and Managing Director & CEO Jeanne Johns.
By applying Theorem 2 of [1] to [A.sup.T], a nonsingular M-matrix A always has a diagonal element [a.sub.ii] such that ([a.sub.ii] =) [absolute value of [a.sub.ii]] > [[summation].sub.j [not equal to] i] [absolute value of [a.sub.ij]] and so this property is satisfied by the pivot chosen by the symmetric m.a.d.d.
As a side benefit, a canopy temperature map can be created as the pivot moves over the canopy.
We have developed calculators to help growers identify their payback on the installation of a center pivot. Our experience is that payback times of three to five years are pretty typical, and in some circumstances, the equipment pays for itself in a single season.
Additionally, if VRI controls are necessary and the field conditions permit, it is possible to reduce costs by installing controls on only part of a pivot, rather than on the entire pivot
After performing a wind-up, he should shift his weight over to the left foot and start to pivot toward the direction of the throw, using the left side as a vertical axis to pivot around.
Another site-specific center pivot is currently being tested by USDA researchers in South Carolina.
set out to test site-specific irrigation control for center pivot irrigation systems.
which also helps in saving up to 65 percent of water because of uniform use of the commodity in pivot system as against traditional flood watering, while yield in the modern irrigation is also 25 percent more maintaining the crop quality, says Mr Lategan, who is currently working with the Nishat Agriculture Farming (Pvt) Limited.
reminds us that pivots imply keeping one foot firmly in place as you shift the other in a new direction.
Adams, who has spent his entire career at Valmont continues, "The Valley ICON smart panels are compatible, not only with Valley center pivots, but also with most other center pivot irrigation brands.
In a New York Times Magazine article, "In Our Cynical Age, No One Fails Anymore-Everybody 'Pivots,'" author Jacob Silverman put it like this: "With its sheen of management-speak, pivoting is well suited to our moment.
Pine Grove, PA, October 22, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Solar Innovations, Inc., a custom manufacturer of residential and commercial pivoting, folding, sliding, and stacking walls, doors, windows, and screens; skylights; greenhouses; garden windows; conservatories; and sunrooms; provides new pivots doors for use in large openings with projection limitations.
Two advanced persuasion techniques you can use are Mental Pivots and Mental Removers.