Critical Definition

krĭtĭ-kəl
adjective
Judging severely and finding fault.
A writer who is very critical of the government's foreign policy.
American Heritage
Tending to find fault; censorious.
Webster's New World
Characterized by careful analysis and judgment.
A sound critical estimate of the problem.
Webster's New World
Of professional or scholarly critics or criticism.
Webster's New World
Of or forming a crisis or turning point; decisive.
A critical moment in history.
Webster's New World
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noun

A critical value, factor, etc.

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Other Word Forms of Critical

Noun

Singular:
critical
Plural:
criticals

Origin of Critical

  • 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).

    From Wiktionary

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