A critical temperature of water is 100°C, its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure.
An example of critical is a sky diver having a parachute.
An example of critical is Slumdog Millionaire receiving the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009.
An example of critical is a father who doesn't feel any of the dates his daughter brings home are good enough for her.
A writer who is very critical of the government's foreign policy.
- Consisting of or incorporating criticism.A critical biography of Wordsworth.
- Characterized by criticism regarded as emphasizing faults and shortcomings.A highly critical movie review.
A sound critical estimate of the problem.
The reactor has gone critical.
The political situation was so critical that the government declared the state of siege.
A critical element of the plan; a second income that is critical to the family's well-being.
A critical situation in international relations.