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  • 1 Critical — Crit ic*al (kr[i^]t [i^]*kal), a. [See {Critic}, n., {Crisis}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Qualified to criticise, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions. [1913 Webster] It is submitted to the judgment of more critical ears to direct and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 critical — adjective Date: 1547 1. a. of, relating to, or being a turning point or specially important juncture < a critical phase >: as (1) relating to or being the stage of a disease at which an abrupt change for better or worse may be expected; also… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 3 Critical — Contents 1 See also Critical may refer to: Critical (novel), a medical thriller written by Dr. Robin Cook Critical (song), a 1999 single by Zion I Critical Software, a company specializing in mission and business critical information systems …

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  • 4 Critical thinking — is the process or method of thinking that questions assumptions. It is a way of deciding whether a claim is true, false, or sometimes true and sometimes false, or partly true and partly false. The origins of critical thinking can be traced in… …

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  • 5 Critical race theory — (CRT) is an academic discipline focused upon the intersection of race, law and power. Although no set of canonical doctrines or methodologies defines CRT, the movement is loosely unified by two common areas of inquiry. First, CRT has analyzed the …

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  • 6 Critical Infrastructure Protection — or CIP is a national program to assure the security of vulnerable and interconnected infrastructures of the United States. In May 1998, President Bill Clinton issued Presidential directive PDD 63 [ [http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/pdd/pdd 63.htm… …

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  • 7 Critical legal studies — is a movement in legal thought that applied methods similar to those of critical theory (the Frankfurt School) to law. The abbreviations CLS and Crit are sometimes used to refer to the movement and its adherents. Contents 1 History 2 Themes 3… …

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  • 8 Critical discourse analysis — (CDA) is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of discourse that views language as a form of social practice and focuses on the ways social and political domination are visible in text and talk.[1] Since Norman Fairclough s Language and… …

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  • 9 Critical pedagogy — Major works Pedagogy of the Oppressed …

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  • 10 Critical design — Critical Design, takes a critical theory based approach to design. Popularized by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby through their firm, Dunne Raby. Critical design uses designed artifacts as an embodied critique or commentary on consumer culture. Both …

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  • 11 Critical management studies — (CMS) is a loose but extensive grouping of politically left wing and theoretically informed critiques of management, business and organisation, grounded originally in a critical theory perspective. Today it encompasses a wide range of… …

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  • 12 Critical literacy — Critical pedagogy Major works Pedagogy of the Oppressed …

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  • 13 Critical international relations theory — is a diverse set of schools of thought in International Relations (IR) that have criticized the theoretical, meta theoretical and/or political status quo, both in IR theory and in international politics more broadly from positivist as well as… …

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  • 14 Critical consciousness — Critical pedagogy Major works Pedagogy of the Oppressed …

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  • 15 Critical ethnography — applies a critical theory based approach to ethnography. It focuses on the implicit values expressed within ethnographic studies and, therefore, on the unacknowledged biases that may result from such implicit values.[1] It has been called… …

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  • 16 Critical Mass (Protestform) — Critical Mass in San Francisco 2005 Critical mass (Kritische Masse) ist eine international verwendete Aktionsform, bei der sich mehrere nicht motorisierte Verkehrsteilnehmer scheinbar zufällig und unorganisiert treffen, um mit gemeinsamen und… …

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  • 17 Critical exponent — Critical exponents describe the behaviour of physical quantities near continuous phase transitions. It is believed, though not proven, that they are universal, i.e. they do not depend on the details of the physical system, but only on the… …

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  • 18 Critical illness insurance — or critical illness cover is an insurance product, where the insurer is contracted to typically make a lump sum cash payment if the policyholder is diagnosed with one of the critical illnesses listed in the insurance policy. The policy may also… …

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  • 19 Critical Software — S.A. Type Privately held Industry Information Technology Founded 1998 Founder(s) …

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  • 20 Critical Chain Project Management — (CCPM) is a method of planning and managing projects that puts more emphasis on the resources required to execute project tasks developed by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. This is in contrast to the more traditional Critical Path and PERT methods, which… …

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