critical critical  /ˈkrɪ tɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
  2. (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
  3. (adj) characterized by careful evaluation and judgment
  4. (adj) urgently needed; absolutely necessary
  5. (adj) forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis
  6. (adj) being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
  7. (adj) of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism




  1. Opinion Columnist - Opinion editorials and critical essays encompassing all areas of the news media from the pages of PTI Magazine.
  2. TFK enables its readers to become literate, critical thinkers, and informed, responsible citizens.
  3. It reached critical mass in late 1930, when 608 banks failed among them the Bank of the United States, which accounted for about a third of the total deposits lost.


  1. Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Market Worth $105.95 Billion by 2018

    DALLAS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The need for increasing the agility of a business process, along with cost control measures is playing a cardinal role in shaping the future of  Critical Infrastructure ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Critical Diagnostics' Biomarker ST2 Included in the 2013 ACC/AHA Guidelines for the Management of Heart Failure

    Critical Diagnostics announced today that the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force jointly released its expanded clinical practice guidel
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Critical Outcome Technologies Inc.: Promising Advance for Many Common Cancers

    Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. announces positive results from experiments carried out with its lead cancer drug candidate, COTI-2, in the cancer research laboratories of Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D. ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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