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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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The pivot, though it arises from desperation, is nevertheless supposed to appear methodical.
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where DU is an upper triangular matrix with its diagonal formed by the r nonzero pivots and n - r zeros.
The cat's meow for varmint shooters, the BR Pivot is designed to be easily assembled in the field without tools.
Because of the variable nature of the pivots, we believe that 10 % relative standard uncertainty associated with all of our measurements is a reasonable uncertainty estimate.
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