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A critical value, factor, etc.
From the suffix -al and Latin criticus, from Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikos, “of or for judging, able to discern”) < κρίνω (krinō, “I separate, judge”), also the root of crisis).
At least he didn't look so critical now.
I didn't expect the critical infrastructure to disintegrate so fast.
Her critical gaze swept over him with a frown.
But he's not in critical condition?
He raised a critical eyebrow at the end of his inspection.
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