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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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From the suffix _-al_ and Latin _criticus_, from Ancient Greek _κριτικός_ (kritikós, “of or for judging, able to discern”) < _κρίνω_ (krínō, “I separate, judge”), also the root of crisis).

From the suffix -al and Latin criticus, from Ancient Greek κριτικός (kritikós, of or for judging, able to discern) < κρίνω (krínō, I separate, judge), also the root of crisis).

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈkrɪtɪkəl/

  • IPA(key): /ˈkrɪtɪkəl/

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

CRITICAL (_comparative_ MORE CRITICAL, _superlative_ MOST CRITICAL) * Inclined to find fault or criticize; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting. _A good teacher is fair but CRITICAL._ * Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis or turning point. _This is a CRITICAL moment._ * 1893, Walter Besant, _The Ivory Gate_, Prologue: Such a scandal as the prosecution of a brother for forgery—with a verdict of guilty—is a most truly horrible, deplorable, fatal thing. It takes the respectability out of a family perhaps at a CRITICAL moment, when the family is just assuming the robes of respectability: […] it is a black spot which all the soaps ever advertised could never wash off. * Extremely important. _It's CRITICAL that you deliver this on time._ * Relating to criticism or careful analysis, such as literary or film criticism. _The movie was a CRITICAL success, but bombed at the box-office._ * (medicine) Of a patient condition involving unstable vital signs and a prognosis that predicts the condition could worsen; or, a patient condition that requires urgent treatment in an intensive care or critical care medical facility. _The patient's condition is CRITICAL._ * Likely to go out of control if disturbed, that is, opposite of stable. _The political situation was so CRITICAL that the government declared the state of siege._ * Of the point (in temperature, reagent concentration etc.) where a nuclear or chemical reaction becomes self-sustaining. _The reaction was about to become CRITICAL._ DERIVED TERMS RELATED TERMS * critic * criticism TRANSLATIONS SEE ALSO * CRITICAL on Wikipedia.Wikipedia * MEDICAL STATE on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Medical state

critical (comparative more critical, superlative most critical)

  1. Inclined to find fault or criticize; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting.
    A good teacher is fair but critical.
  2. Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis or turning point.
    This is a critical moment.
  3. Extremely important.
    It's critical that you deliver this on time.
  4. Relating to criticism or careful analysis, such as literary or film criticism.
    The movie was a critical success, but bombed at the box-office.
  5. (medicine) Of a patient condition involving unstable vital signs and a prognosis that predicts the condition could worsen; or, a patient condition that requires urgent treatment in an intensive care or critical care medical facility.
    The patient's condition is critical.
  6. Likely to go out of control if disturbed, that is, opposite of stable.
    The political situation was so critical that the government declared the state of siege.
  7. Of the point (in temperature, reagent concentration etc.) where a nuclear or chemical reaction becomes self-sustaining.
    The reaction was about to become critical.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

CRITICAL (_plural_ CRITICALS) * A critical value, factor, etc. * 1976, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, _Journal of engineering for industry_ (volume 98, page 508) The second undamped system CRITICALS show a greater percentage depression than the first. * 2008, John J. Coyle, C. John Langley, Brian Gibson, _Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective_ (page 564) Finally, CRITICALS are high-risk, high-value items that give the final product a competitive advantage in the marketplace […] Criticals, in part, determine the customer's ultimate cost of using the finished product — in our example, the computer.

critical (plural criticals)

  1. A critical value, factor, etc.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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English - External Links

* critical in _Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary_, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 * critical in _The Century Dictionary_, The Century Co., New York, 1911 * critical at _OneLook Dictionary Search_


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