UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)

The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

fulcrum (noun) the point a lever turns on or rests on, or is balanced; the most important part of a situation or activity.

The point on which a lever turns or is supported for balance is the fulcrum. The physical balance, for example, has a central point on which it rests. That is called fulcrum. The most important part of an activity or a situation is its fulcrum. Good physical fitness is the fulcrum on which an athlete's performance rests. That is, only a physically fit athlete can perform well. It is physical fitness that enables him to perform well.

  • The seesaw that children play on has a board balanced in the middle by a cross bar which acts as a fulcrum for the two ends of the seesaw to go up and down.
  • Elections are the fulcrum on which any democracy turns and is balanced.
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer