critical

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  • During his own life, there was much critical attention paid to his thought.
  • This required one of the two pieces to have more than one critical mass.
  • The call to arms was given at a very critical period.
  • It was a critical success but not a major commercial one.
  • The album received some positive critical attention but little commercial success.
  • This film was a critical and box office failure, but has gained a modern following.
  • Fishing has been critical to the economy of this island nation since its settlement.
  • He was being critical of the obscure language used by other committee members.
  • This gave David critical time to prepare his own troops for the coming battle.
  • The film was not a critical or popular success.
  • The film was not a critical or commercial success.
  • That film was a critical and box office success.
  • After extensive testing, it was determined that early administration is critical to success.
  • Computer security is critical in almost any technology-driven industry which operates on computer systems.
  • The effects during the months of February, March, and April may become critical.
  • It has tried to influence government policy in labor issues and has been critical of many economic policies.
  • It too was a critical and popular success.
  • The play was a critical and popular success, and ran from February to April of that year.
  • It was a critical moment of the battle.
  • The next critical point is where the value obtained again equals the price paid.
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Meaning of critical

  • adjective Marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    a critical attitude
  • adjective 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
  • adjective Characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
    a critical reading, a critical dissertation, a critical analysis of Melville's writings
  • adjective 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
  • adjective Of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism
    critical acclaim