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In critical ways, Obama has reversed not just Bush policy but every president's approach to the world since the Second World War, save for that of his soulmate Jimmy Carter.
Elliott Abrams

Meaning of "critical" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRITICAL

critical  [ˈkrɪtɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRITICAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Critical is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CRITICAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Critical

Critical may refer to: ▪ Critical, a medical thriller written by Dr. Robin Cook ▪ Critical, a 1999 single by Zion I ▪ Critical Software, a company specializing in mission and business critical information systems. ▪ Critical theory, a school of thought that critiques society and culture by applying knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities ▪ Critically Endangered, a risk status for wild species ▪ Critical, or intensive-care medicine...

Definition of critical in the English dictionary

The first definition of critical in the dictionary is containing or making severe or negative judgments. Other definition of critical is containing careful or analytical evaluations. Critical is also of or involving a critic or criticism.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRITICAL


acritical
eɪˈkrɪtɪkəl
anchoritical
ˌæŋkəˈrɪtɪkəl
diacritical
ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkəl
hypercritical
ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl
hypocritical
ˌhɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl
meteoritical
ˌmiːtɪəˈrɪtɪkəl
nephritical
neˈfrɪtɪkəl
noncritical
ˌnɒnˈkrɪtɪkəl
oneirocritical
əʊˌnaɪərəʊˈkrɪtɪkəl
overcritical
ˌəʊvəˈkrɪtɪkəl
pleuritical
plʊəˈrɪtɪkəl
precritical
priːˈkrɪtɪkəl
pyritical
paɪˈrɪtɪkəl
soritical
sɒˈrɪtɪkəl
subcritical
sʌbˈkrɪtɪkəl
supercritical
ˌsuːpəˈkrɪtɪkəl
sybaritical
ˌsɪbəˈrɪtɪkəl
tritical
ˈtrɪtɪkəl
ultracritical
ˌʌltrəˈkrɪtɪkəl
uncritical
ʌnˈkrɪtɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRITICAL

critic
critical angle
critical apparatus
critical constants
critical damping
critical density
critical mass
critical path
critical path analysis
critical path method
critical period
critical point
critical pressure
critical region
critical state
critical temperature
critical volume
criticality
critically
criticalness

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRITICAL

aeronautical
alphabetical
analytical
chemical
elliptical
grammatical
hypothetical
identical
mathematical
metical
mystical
nautical
optical
pharmaceutical
political
practical
skeptical
statistical
tactical
theoretical
vertical

Synonyms and antonyms of critical in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRITICAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «critical» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of critical

Translation of «critical» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRITICAL

Find out the translation of critical to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of critical from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «critical» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

危急的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crítico
570 millions of speakers

English

critical
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

महत्वपूर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اِنْتِقادِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

критический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crítico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংকটপূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

critique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kritikal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kritisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

重大な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

중대한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kritis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

then chốt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விமர்சன
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गंभीर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kritik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

critico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krytyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

критичний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

critic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κρίσιμος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kritiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kritisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kritisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of critical

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRITICAL»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRITICAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about critical

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10 QUOTES WITH «CRITICAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word critical.
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Elliott Abrams
In critical ways, Obama has reversed not just Bush policy but every president's approach to the world since the Second World War, save for that of his soulmate Jimmy Carter.
2
Wayne Allard
The successful establishment of a buffer zone around Fort Carson will provide an example for other bases around the country as we seek to protect the training mission of the U.S. military while preserving critical habitats on our ranges.
3
Alfred Amoroso
I'm very grateful and proud of the progress Yahoo! has made over the past year. When I took the position as chairman, I told the board that my intention was to serve for one year in order to help Yahoo! during a critical time of transformation.
4
John Baldacci
The realization of a sustainable economic development strategy for Maine's Native American communities has always been a priority and a critical element of my administration's overall economic development strategy.
5
Kevin Barry
I have always felt a special affinity with V. S. Pritchett. He worked from the ear, primarily, as I do, and he was an all-rounder, writing short stories, novels, memoir, travelogue, critical biography. He lived to be almost 100, and he never stopped, and his work is unified by a great generosity of spirit.
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David Alan Basche
As an actor, I'm always critical watching others; it's just the nature of the beast. For me, any performance that doesn't cause my ego to say, 'I can do that' really signifies that it's spectacular.
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Benazir Bhutto
The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
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Allan Bloom
Students now arrive at the university ignorant and cynical about our political heritage, lacking the wherewithal to be either inspired by it or seriously critical of it.
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Robert Brady
There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy.
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Ann Brashares
I look back on my 20s. It's supposed to be the prime of your life, the most vital, the most beautiful. But you're making your critical decisions and sometimes your most critical mistakes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRITICAL»

Discover the use of critical in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to critical and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Critical
New York City medical examiners Laurie Montgomery and Jack Stapleton return in this stunning new novel from the ?master of the medical thriller? (New York Times)?a ripped-from-the-headlines tale of an innovative doctor?s dangerous downward ...
Robin Cook, 2007
2
Critical Marketing
This is because most conventional marketing thinking takes a broadly managerial perspective without reflecting on the wider societal implications of the effects of marketing activities.
Pauline Maclaran, Michael Saren, Christina Goulding, 2012
3
Critical Pedagogy Primer
The second edition of the Critical Pedagogy Primer not only introduces the topic but also provides a vision for the future of the critical pedagogy.
Joe L. Kincheloe, 2008
4
Barron's Critical Reading Workbook for the SAT
Presents an overview of each type of test section, vocabulary, sample questions and answers, and three practice exams. (back cover) Choose Barron's Method for Success on the SAT's Critical Reading Section Read the Critical Reading overview ...
Mitchel Weiner, Sharon Weiner Green, 2006
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Journalism: Critical Issues
"...this book can be recommended to journalism students as a useful entry point into many of the debates surrounding 21st century journalism, and as a way of encouraging thought about what, indeed, a journalist may be.
Stuart Allan, 2005
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Barron's SAT Critical Reading Workbook
Presents an overview of each type of test section, vocabulary, sample questions and answers, and three practice exams. (back cover) Hundreds of exercises with questions and answers that reflect the current SAT format Exercises cover ...
Sharon Weiner Green, Mitchel Weiner, 2009
7
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
This edition is fully up to date and thoroughly comprehensive.
Ian Buchanan, 2010
8
Critical Care Medicine: Principles of Diagnosis and ...
In full-color and superbly illustrated with clinical photographs, imaging studies, and management algorithms, and with a broad multidisciplinary focus, this text will help you enhance your skills at any level of training.
Joseph E. Parrillo, R. Phillip Dellinger, 2007
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Critical Terms for Media Studies
These essays, commissioned expressly for this volume, are organized into three interrelated groups: “Aesthetics” engages with terms that describe sensory experiences and judgments, “Technology” offers entry into a broad array of ...
W. J. T. Mitchell, Mark B. N. Hansen, 2010
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An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think ...
The book also serves as a self-contained study guide for readers interested in the topics of critical thinking and creativity as a unified whole.
J. Y. F. Lau, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRITICAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term critical is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cyclist in critical condition after fall in West Ryde
Cyclist in critical condition after fall in West Ryde ... onboard continuing to provide treatment to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
2
"This is the most critical moment in our history" - five days to save …
The European Union faces "the most critical" moment in its 64-year history, after leaders warned they had five days to prevent Greece from ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
New Adobe Flash critical flaw revealed by attack on Hacking Team
Software maker Adobe says it is fixing a critical flaw revealed by the spectacular attack on Italian surveillance company Hacking Team. Hacking ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Man in critical condition after LaSalle shooting
A 50-year-old man is in critical condition in hospital after sustaining at least one gunshot wound to the chest Wednesday night. The incident ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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Pregnant woman shot in face and stomach in the Bronx
CLAREMONT, Bronx — A pregnant woman is in critical condition after she was shot twice early Wednesday in the Bronx, according to police. «New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV, Jul 15»
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Dion Waiters Entering Critical Contract Season with Oklahoma City …
While the club has shown no desire to move Waiters, that uncertainty adds intrigue to a critical campaign for the Syracuse guard. «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Critical Adobe Flash, Windows zero-days leak from Hacking Team raid
Updated Confidential source code stolen from Hacking Team, and subsequently leaked online, has revealed new software vulnerabilities that ... «The Register, Jul 15»
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Boy in critical condition after crash on ATV driven by six-year-old
Police say family members freed the boy, who was rendered unconscious, and he was airlifted to hospital where he is now in critical condition. «CTV News, Jul 15»
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Local Teen In Critical Condition After Taking Drug 'Molly'
A teenager from Colorado Springs is in critical condition after overdosing on a drug called "Molly." Her parents and doctors have a warning to ... «KKTV 11 News, Jul 15»
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Shortage of critical TB, lung infection drug worries patient, doctor
A key drug to treat chronic lung infections and tuberculosis is in short supply, leaving patients, doctors and pharmacies scrambling without ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»

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