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    critical - Dictionary definition and meaning for word critical

    (adj) marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    Example Sentence
    • a critical attitude
    (adj) at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    Example Sentence
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical
    (adj) characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
    Example Sentence
    • a critical reading
    • a critical dissertation
    • a critical analysis of Melville's writings
    (adj) urgently needed; absolutely necessary
    Synonyms : vital
    Example Sentence
    • a critical element of the plan
    • critical medical supplies
    • vital for a healthy society
    • of vital interest
    (adj) forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
    Synonyms : decisive
    Example Sentence
    • a critical point in the campaign
    • the critical test
    (adj) being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
    Example Sentence
    • a critical shortage of food
    • a critical illness
    • an illness at the critical stage
    (adj) of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism
    Example Sentence
    • critical acclaim

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