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Expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments,
  1. Expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments
    • - he was critical of many U.S. welfare programs
  2. Expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a work of literature, music, or art
    • - she never won the critical acclaim she sought
  3. (of a published literary or musical text) Incorporating a detailed and scholarly analysis and commentary
    • - a critical edition of a Bach sonata
  4. (of a situation or problem) Having the potential to become disastrous; at a point of crisis
    • - the flood waters had not receded, and the situation was still critical
  5. (of a person) Extremely ill and at risk of death
    • - he had been in critical condition since undergoing surgery
  6. Having a decisive or crucial importance in the success or failure of something
    • - temperature is a critical factor in successful fruit storage
  7. Relating to or denoting a point of transition from one state to another

  8. (of a nuclear reactor or fuel) Maintaining a self-sustaining chain reaction
    • - the reactor is due to go critical in October

  1. marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude"
  2. at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction; "a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure"; "critical mass"; "go critical"
  3. characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville's writings"
  4. urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest"
  5. forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"
  6. being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage"
  7. Critical is a medical thriller written by Dr. Robin Cook.
  8. "Critical" is the second single by Oakland Hip Hop duo Zion I, released in 1999 through Ground Control Records. The single features Planet Asia, and was the second released from their debut album Mind Over Matter. The single also includes a "Critical" remix produced by Madlib. ...
  9. (Crite) The Critters film series, from New Line Cinema, comprises four movies that combine elements of horror, science fiction and comedy. The first film, called simply Critters, was released in 1986 and received "two thumbs up" from Siskel and Ebert.
  10. Inclined to find fault or criticize; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting; Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis or turning point; Extremely important; Relating to criticism or careful analysis, such as literary or film criticism; Of a patient condition involving unstable vital signs and ...
  11. (criticality) The state of being critical; A disposition for purposeful thinking and acting guided by criteria that are considered to be contextually appropriate and that are expected to result in positive outcomes related to the purpose; The point at which a nuclear reaction becomes self- ...
  12. (Criticality) The priority rank of a failure mode based on some assessment criteria.
  13. (CRITICALITY) A terminal proficiency or supporting objective for which the substandard task performance would adversely affect safety. The relative need for awareness, care, exactness, accuracy or correctness during task performance. ...
  14. (CRITICALITY) The condition describing the transition between qualitatively different states, such as solid/liquid or liquid/gas.
  15. (Criticality) A relative measure of the consequences of a failure mode and its frequency of occurrence.
  16. (Criticality) Sometimes referred to as "impact" or "inherent risk" (the impact to the business before compensating controls, vulnerabilities, and threats are taken into account). ...
  17. (Criticality) a fission process where the neutron production rate equals the neutron loss rate to absorption or leakage. A nuclear reactor is "critical" when it is operating.
  18. (criticality) A measure of the degree to which an organization depends on the information or information system for the success of a mission or of a business function. [800-60] Refers to the incorrect behavior of a system. ...
  19. Criticality, or operational importance, reflects how heavily the asset user depends on the asset to meet service delivery obligations
  20. (Critically (analyse/evaluate)) Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate)
  21. A "critical hit". Generally speaking, a successful attack that causes greater than normal damage to the target. Depending on the RPG may also inflict negative a status or effect onto the target hit.
  22. or Key, success factors are the limited number of activities that need to succeed and be effective if company aims are to be achieved; or, are the few key areas of activity in which favourable results are absolutely necessary for a particular manager to reach his or her goals. ...
  23. or critically endangered: faces an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future. Examples: Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Arakan Forest Turtle
  24. Characterized by careful judgment and specified methods used to weigh evidence and arrive at sound, defensible conclusions; from the Greek krino, to judge. Scholarly study of the Bible is called "critical" whereas devotional or "in the pews" Bible study is called "uncritical" or "pre-critical. ...
  25. Range or Critical Temperature Range : Synonymous with Transformation Range , which is preferred.