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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a critical manner; with criticism.
  • adv. With close discernment; accurately; exactly.
  • adv. At a crisis or critical time; in a situation, place, or condition of decisive consequence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a critical manner; with nice discernment; accurately; exactly.
  • adv. At a crisis; at a critical time; in a situation, place, or condition of decisive consequence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a critical manner; with just discernment of truth or falsehood, propriety or impropriety; with nice scrutiny; accurately; exactly.
  • At the crisis; opportunely; in the nick of time.
  • In a critical situation, place, or condition; so as to command the crisis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a critical manner

Etymologies

critical +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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