Meaning of CRITICAL in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ krɪtɪk(ə)l ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
A critical time, factor, or situation is extremely important.
The incident happened at a critical point in the campaign...
He says setting priorities is of critical importance...
How you finance a business is critical to the success of your venture.
Economic prosperity depends critically on an open world trading system...
It was a critically important moment in his career.
ADV : ADV with v , ADV adj
A critical situation is very serious and dangerous.
The German authorities are considering an airlift if the situation becomes critical...
Its day-to-day finances are in a critical state.
Moscow is running critically low on food supplies.
ADV : usu ADV adj
If a person is critical or in a critical condition in hospital, they are seriously ill.
Ten of the injured are said to be in critical condition.
She was critically ill...
ADV : usu ADV adj , also ADV with v
To be critical of someone or something means to criticize them.
His report is highly critical of the trial judge...
He has apologised for critical remarks he made about the referee.
ADJ : oft ADJ of n
She spoke critically of Lara.
A critical approach to something involves examining and judging it carefully.
We need to become critical text-readers...
...the critical analysis of political ideas.
ADJ : ADJ n
Wyman watched them critically.
If something or someone receives critical acclaim, critics say that they are very good.
The film met with considerable critical and public acclaim...
ADJ : ADJ n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006