- adj. 鉴定的；[核] 临界的；批评的，爱挑剔的；危险的；决定性的；评论的
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来自PIE*krei, 区分，筛选，判断，词源同crime, crisis. 即到了选择关头的，关键的。
- critical (adj.)
- 1580s, "censorious," from critic + -al (1). Meaning "pertaining to criticism" is from 1741; medical sense is from c. 1600; meaning "of the nature of a crisis" is from 1640s; that of "crucial" is from 1841, from the "decisive" sense in Latin criticus. Related: Criticality (1756; in the nuclear sense, 1950); critically (1650s, "accurately;" 1815, "in a critical situation"). In nuclear science, critical mass is attested from 1940.
- 1. I gather his report is highly critical of the trial judge.
- 2. I hated my father. He was hyper-critical and mean.
- 3. If someone says something critical I take it to heart.
- 4. The paper is openly critical of the strong-arm president.
- 5. Environmentalists say a critical factor in the city's pollution is its population.
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