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pivot

1. a short shaft or pin supporting something that turns; fulcrum
2. the end of a shaft or arbor that terminates in a bearing

pivot

[′piv·ət]
(mechanics)
A short, pointed shaft forming the center and fulcrum on which something turns, balances, or oscillates.

pivot

1. A hinge.
2. The axle or pin about which a window or door rotates.
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Over the summer a group of scientists used computer modeling to look at the role of binding pivot point position and release characteristics on ACL strain during a phantom-foot fall.
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Attributes such as hierarchy and pivot points are accurately read to allow efficient repurposing of the data.
This new system repositions the two independent pivot points so that the rear wheels travel in a predictable straight "up-and-down" line when encountering bumps.
Com sees current market down turns as historically significant pivot points, and the contrarian position is to upgrade the market outlook now, says MaverickTrader.
Technology has crucial pivot points that alter its evolution, such as the way IP and the Web changed the face of client/server computing," said Aamer Latif, president and CEO of Nishan Systems.
The company enables merchants to maximize e-commerce revenue by monitoring and benchmarking customer behavior at the three pivot points of their customer's decision-making process online: the store, the channel (affiliate network) and the marketplace.
The company enables merchants to maximize e-commerce revenue by monitoring and benchmarking customer behavior at the three pivot points of a customer's decision-making process online: the store, the channel (affiliate network) and the marketplace.
The new version incorporates advanced technology allowing users to rearrange hierarchy, edit pivot points, and view, rotate, move or scale objects interactively.
3D, Z-sorted sprites and decals -- Built-in terrain generation and terrain following -- Collision detection -- Flat shaded display -- Flat, shaded, and transparent texture support -- Hierarchical attachments and pivot points -- Multiple 3D clipping options -- Multiple 3D sorting options -- Perspective-corrected texture mapping -- Pipeline unwrapping -- Programmable Hither/Yon planes -- Wireframe display -- World, View, and Local translation and rotation -- Much more