from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Coming before a critical state or phase.
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- adj. Before a critical stage
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Previous to the development of Kant's critical philosophy and to the publication of his “Critique of the Pure Reason.”
- In pathology, noting the time prior to the occurrence of a crisis.
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