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Definition of Vital


  1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions.
  2. Contributing to life; necessary to, or supporting, life; as, vital blood.
  3. Containing life; living.
  4. Being the seat of life; being that on which life depends; mortal.
  5. Very necessary; highly important; essential.
  6. Capable of living; in a state to live; viable.
  7. A vital part; one of the vitals.

Vital Quotations

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

Terrorism has once again shown it is prepared deliberately to stop at nothing in creating human victims. An end must be put to this. As never before, it is vital to unite forces of the entire world community against terror.
Vladimir Putin

Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork - all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur.
Darell Hammond

It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
John Wooden

As far as I'm concerned, it's a damned shame that a field as potentially dynamic and vital as journalism should be overrun with dullards, bums, and hacks, hag-ridden with myopia, apathy, and complacence, and generally stuck in a bog of stagnant mediocrity.
Hunter S. Thompson
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Vital Translations

vital in Dutch is vitaal
vital in French is fondamental
vital in German is entscheidend, grundlegend, wesentlich, wesentlich
vital in Italian is importante
vital in Spanish is vital, esencial
vital in Swedish is livsfarlig, livs-, vital
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