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1. critical (adj)
marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws; "a critical attitude"
2. critical (adj)
characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; "a critical reading"; "a critical dissertation"; "a critical analysis of Melville''s writings"
3. critical (adj)
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"
4. critical (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; "a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure"; "critical mass";
chemistry / chemical science / physics / physical science / natural philosophy
5. critical (s)
forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis; "a critical point in the campaign"; "the critical test"
Also known as: decisive
6. critical (s)
urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan"; "critical medical supplies"; "vital for a healthy society"; "of vital interest"
Also known as: vital
7. critical (adj)
of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism; "critical acclaim"