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  • crucial — crucial, iale, iaux [ krysjal, jo ] adj. • 1560; du lat. crux, crucis→ croix 1 ♦ Didact. Fait en croix. Incision cruciale. 2 ♦ (du lat. experimentum crucis, de F. Bacon, « expérience de la croix », par allus. aux poteaux indicateurs des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • moment — n. 1) to savor the moment 2) a crucial; opportune, propitious; unpropitious moment 3) a rash moment (in a rash moment) 4) the psychological moment ( the most favorable time ) 5) at a moment (at that moment) ( then ); (at the/this moment) ( now )… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • moment — mo|ment W1S1 [ˈməumənt US ˈmou ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(point in time)¦ 2¦(short time)¦ 3 at the moment 4 for the moment 5 the moment (that) somebody does something 6 the last moment 7 (at) any moment 8¦(opportunity)¦ 9 moment of …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • moment of truth — noun 1. the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull • Hypernyms: ↑moment, ↑minute, ↑second, ↑instant • Part Holonyms: ↑bullfighting, ↑tauromachy 2. a crucial moment on which much depends …   Useful english dictionary

  • moment of truth — Synonyms and related words: A day, D day, H hour, charged moment, critical moment, crucial moment, day, deadline, decisive moment, eleventh hour, fateful moment, hour, instant, interval, juncture, kairos, kairotic moment, minute, moment, nick of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • moment — [ mɔmɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1119; lat. momentum, contract. de movimentum « mouvement » I ♦ 1 ♦ Espace de temps limité (relativement à une durée totale) considéré le plus souvent par rapport aux faits qui le caractérisent. ⇒ 2. instant, intervalle; heure,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • crucial — I adjective acute, climacteric, conclusive, consequential, critical, deciding, decisive, definitive, determining, essential, exigent, final, grave, imperative, important, influential, instant, material, momentous, of moment, of note, of supreme… …   Law dictionary

  • crucial point — I noun conclusive point, conclusory point, convincing point, cornerstone, crisis, critical moment, crossroads, definitive point, determinative point, determining point, hour of decision, impelling point, juncture, key point, landmark, main point …   Law dictionary

  • moment — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, fleeting, passing ▪ long ▪ precious, rare ▪ They were making the most of those last precious moments together …   Collocations dictionary

  • moment */*/*/ — UK [ˈməʊmənt] / US [ˈmoʊmənt] noun Word forms moment : singular moment plural moments 1) a) [countable] a particular point in time when something happens Jane began to speak, but at the same moment Helen appeared. If only he had not chosen that… …   English dictionary


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