critical

(redirected from criticality)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to criticality: Self-organized criticality

crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl),
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

critical

/crit·i·cal/ (krit´ĭ-k'l)
1. pertaining to or of the nature of a crisis.
2. pertaining to a disease or other morbid condition in which there is danger of death.
3. in sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point, as a critical mass.

critical

(krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Relating to a medical crisis.
2. Being or relating to a grave physical condition especially of a patient.
3. Relating to the value of a measurement, such as temperature, at which an abrupt change in a chemical of physical quality, property, or state occurs.

crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl)
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

crit·i·cal

(krit'ĭ-kăl)
1. Denoting or of the nature of a crisis.
2. Denoting a morbid condition in which death is possible.
3. In sufficient quantity as to constitute a turning point.

critical

1. a point at which one property or state changes to another property or state.
2. pertaining to a crisis in a disease.

critical care
care of a patient in a life-threatening situation of an illness. Includes artificial life support system.
critical care unit
see intensive care unit.
embryological critical period
the period during the life of the embryo, specific for each body system, during which organ genesis takes place.
critical distance
critical point drying
the technique used in preparing tissues for electron microscopy; to eliminate distortion due to surface tension.
critical temperature
the body temperature above which the animal is said to be fevered. See body temperature.

Patient discussion about critical

Q. what is the most critical period of pregnancy where i should be more aware? to the environment , diet ... and things like that...

A. The most critical, is unfortunately, the period with the highest chances of the pregnancy not to be noticed - the first weeks of the pregnancy. During the first eight weeks of pregnancy the various organs of the body develop most substantially, also called organogenesis. This is considered the most sensitive period. However, the fetus may be sensitive to insults during the whole pregnancy, so other periods are not "safe".

you may read more here (www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/birthdefects.html)

Q. when is the most critical time during the pregnancy period?

A. the most critical time is during the whole pregnantcy,the most critical time is the first trimester, but i say the whole pregnantcy is critical,

More discussions about critical
References in periodicals archive ?
According to an expert, significant proof demonstrating the possible occurrence of prompt criticality is neutron radiation data gathered by a monitoring station of the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in the town of Naka, about 1.
The developed method is applied for the criticality assessment of Lithuanian energy infrastructure.
What happens to the customer reactions when criticality and expectations are considered at the same time?
announced Wednesday that there is the possibility that criticality, a sustained nuclear chain reaction, had occurred ''temporarily'' and ''locally'' in the No.
The delay in the nuclear reactor gaining criticality had further pushed back the schedule.
Our company's endorsement by NEC Electronics is a clear sign that we are providing tangible and measurable value to our customers and that our Criticality Aware methodology can close the growing gap between design and manufacturing for sub-wavelength processes," said Dr.
Exhibit C2: Criticality Scores for Various Software Applications
Now, researchers have developed an extremely simple mathematical model that displays self-organized criticality and appears to capture the way in which biological evolution proceeds via intermittent bursts of activity separated by long periods of quiescence.
0 that is attached to a casting based on its criticality.
The only reason that they are not full-blown accidents is that criticality regulations include a significant margin of error designed to limit the amount of uranium workers handle to concentrations that are considerably less than critical mass.
Bak argues that self-organized criticality, as exemplified in the sandpile model, looks like a plausible general-purpose hammer for understanding complex systems because a wide range of them possess properties which can be derived from sandpile-type models.
The experience of teaching Religious Studies in a religiously divided community has led the present writers to believe that the academic study of religion must be done openly, honestly and with criticality but within a deliberately cultivated learning culture which promotes values of mutual respect, appreciation of difference, and dealing with conflict creatively.

Full browser ?