Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being critical or opportune; incidence at a particular point of time.
  • noun Exactness; accuracy; nicety; minute care in examination.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being critical, or of occurring at a critical time.
  • noun Accuracy in examination or decision; exactness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being critical.

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

  • noun a state of critical urgency

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Examples

  • But a professional fetish about "criticalness" at all costs could hamper intellectuals in playing the real and full role they should, in recording, describing, analysing, evaluating and criticising its efforts at building and developing the new society.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • We're also a major mortgage lender and as such, we're certainly aware of the criticalness of the crisis that our consumers are facing.

    CNN Transcript Feb 16, 2008

  • Through a variety of verbal and non-verbal cues, the foreign executive transmits his disapproval and criticalness, thereby provoking even greater distrust on the part of the Mexican.

    Mexico - The Social Perspective

  • Through a variety of verbal and non-verbal cues, the foreign executive transmits his disapproval and criticalness, thereby provoking even greater distrust on the part of the Mexican.

    Mexico - The Social Perspective

  • It contained a list of character qualities, both good and bad, (promptness, criticalness, cooperativeness, discernment, etc.) and we were supposed to write down the things we lacked in our lives, and then do a report on the word, such as "perseverance" or "endurance."

    One Day Alone

  • It contained a list of character qualities, both good and bad, (promptness, criticalness, cooperativeness, discernment, etc.) and we were supposed to write down the things we lacked in our lives, and then do a report on the word, such as "perseverance" or "endurance."

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Sri Aurobindo, before Mother, understood and dwelled on the criticalness of transformation of the body: ...

    A glorified body

  • The criticalness of this decision is, I'm afraid, not well known to Canadians.

    Lessons from Current Miseries

  • He twanged the strings just over her head, to keep her from hearing, but quite out of tune, he was so agitated with the criticalness of the moment.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • Now, we the citizens of North America, are strongly tempted to forget this; at least we in the United States are tempted either to forget or else neglect its poignant criticalness.

    The Challenge of International Relations to North America

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