fulcrum
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Usage note
The plural of “fulcrum” is “fulcrums” or “fulcra.”
fulcrum(
fuhl
-
kruhm
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el fulcro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
If you move the fulcrum closer to the boulder, you'll get more leverage.Si mueves el fulcro más cerca de la roca, harás más palanca.
b. el punto de apoyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bar at the base of the dolly serves as a fulcrum.La barra en la base de la carretilla sirve de punto de apoyo.
c. la piedra angular
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We'll need some sort of fulcrum to be able to lift the crate.Necesitaremos algún tipo de piedra angular para poder levantar la caja.
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fulcrum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el fulcro m, punto de apoyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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fulcrum [ˈfʌlkrəm]
noun
fulcrums fulcra [ˈfʌlkrə] fulcro (m); piedra (f) angular; punto (m) de apoyo
He is the fulcrum of the team This decision is the strategic fulcrum of the budget
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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