critically

critically
critical UK US /ˈkrɪtɪkəl/ adjective
extremely important to the progress or success of something: critical to/for sth »

Logistics and distribution are critical to an e-commerce venture's success.

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Critical decisions need to be taken.

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We see this as a critical time and potentially a turning point in the crisis.

extremely serious or dangerous: be in critical condition »

As a result of unchecked pollution, the Chesapeake Bay is in critical condition.

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The company had a loss of $511,000 and a critical shortage of cash.

saying that someone or something is bad or wrong: »

A highly critical report was released Tuesday on BP's five U.S. refineries.

critical of sb/sth »

He is very critical of his manager.

using careful judgment: »

We need to do some critical thinking to solve this problem.

critically adverb
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The small business market as a whole is critically important.

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Regional or bilateral trade deals need to be looked at more critically.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • critically */ — UK [ˈkrɪtɪklɪ] / US adverb 1) extremely and seriously critically ill: Critically ill patients were given access to experimental treatments. critically important: It is critically important that an agreement is reached this month. 2) carefully, in …   English dictionary

  • critically — [ˈkrɪtɪkli] adv 1) extremely and seriously critically ill[/ex] 2) carefully judging something We teach children to think critically.[/ex] 3) in a way that shows that you do not like something Nobody spoke critically of the government.[/ex] 4) if… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • critically — 1 critically ill/injured/important etc very seriously ill, very important etc: 10 people died and 30 were critically injured in a rail crash yesterday. 2 in a way that shows you have thought about the good and bad qualities of something: You need …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • critically — adv. Critically is used with these adjectives: ↑dependent, ↑ill, ↑important, ↑injured Critically is used with these verbs: ↑analyse, ↑assess, ↑comment, ↑depend, ↑discuss, ↑engage, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • critically — critical ► ADJECTIVE 1) expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgements. 2) expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a literary or artistic work. 3) having a decisive importance in the success or failure of… …   English terms dictionary

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  • critically — adverb see critical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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