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Critical vs. Core

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Criticaladjective

Inclined to find fault or criticize

‘A good teacher is fair but critical.’;

Corenoun

The central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds.

‘the core of an apple or quince’;

Criticaladjective

Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis or turning point.

‘This is a critical moment.’;

Corenoun

The heart or inner part of a physical thing

Criticaladjective

Extremely important.

‘It's critical that you deliver this on time.’;

Corenoun

The center or inner part of a space or area

‘the core of a square’;

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Criticaladjective

Relating to criticism or careful analysis, such as literary or film criticism.

‘The movie was a critical success, but bombed at the box-office.’;

Corenoun

The most important part of a thing; the essence.

‘the core of a subject’;

Criticaladjective

(medicine) Of a patient condition involving unstable vital signs and a prognosis that predicts the condition could worsen; or, a patient condition that requires urgent treatment in an intensive care or critical care medical facility.

‘The patient's condition is critical.’;

Corenoun

(engineering) The portion of a mold that creates an internal cavity within a casting or that makes a hole in or through a casting.

Criticaladjective

Likely to go out of control if disturbed, that is, opposite of stable.

‘The political situation was so critical that the government declared the state of siege.’;

Corenoun

The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

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Criticaladjective

(physics) Of the point (in temperature, reagent concentration etc.) where a nuclear or chemical reaction becomes self-sustaining.

‘The reaction was about to become critical.’;

Corenoun

(computing) Magnetic data storage.

Criticaladjective

(physics) Of a temperature that is equal to the temperature of the critical point of a substance, i.e. the temperature above which the substance cannot be liquefied.

Corenoun

(computer hardware) An individual computer processor, in the sense when several processors (called cores or CPU cores) are plugged together in one single integrated circuit to work as one (called multi-core processor).

‘I wanted to play a particular computer game, which required I buy a new computer, so while the game said it needed at least a dual-core processor, I wanted my computer to be a bit ahead of the curve, so I bought a quad-core.’;

Criticalnoun

A critical value, factor, etc.

Corenoun

(engineering) The material between surface materials in a structured composite sandwich material.

‘a floor panel with a Nomex honeycomb core’;

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Criticalnoun

In breakdancing, a kind of airflare move in which the dancer hops from one hand to the other.

Corenoun

The inner part of a nuclear reactor in which the nuclear reaction takes place.

Criticaladjective

Qualified to criticise, or pass judgment upon, literary or artistic productions.

‘It is submitted to the judgment of more critical ears to direct and determine what is graceful and what is not.’;

Corenoun

A piece of soft iron, inside the windings of an electromagnet, that channels the magnetic field.

Criticaladjective

Pertaining to criticism or the critic's art; of the nature of a criticism; accurate; as, critical knowledge; a critical dissertation.

Corenoun

A disorder of sheep caused by worms in the liver.

Criticaladjective

Inclined to make nice distinctions, or to exercise careful judgment and selection; exact; nicely judicious.

‘Virgil was so critical in the rites of religion, that he would never have brought in such prayers as these, if they had not been agreeable to the Roman customs.’;

Corenoun

A cylindrical sample of rock or other materials obtained by core drilling.

Criticaladjective

Inclined to criticise or find fault; fastidious; captious; censorious; exacting.

‘O gentle lady, do not put me to 't,For I am nothing, if not critical.’;

Corenoun

(medicine) A tiny sample of organic material obtained by means of a fine-needle biopsy.

Criticaladjective

Characterized by thoroughness and a reference to principles, as becomes a critic; as, a critical analysis of a subject.

Corenoun

(biochemistry) The central part of a protein structure consisting in mostly hydrophobic aminoacids.

Criticaladjective

Pertaining to, or indicating, a crisis, turning point, or specially important juncture; important as regards consequences; hence, of doubtful issue; attended with risk; dangerous; as, the critical stage of a fever; a critical situation.

‘Our circumstances are indeed critical.’; ‘The small moment, the exact point, the critical minute, on which every good work so much depends.’;

Corenoun

(game theory) The set of feasible allocations that cannot be improved upon by a subset (a coalition) of the economy's agents.

Criticaladjective

marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws;

‘a critical attitude’;

Corenoun

(printing) A hollow cylindrical piece of cardboard around which a web of paper or plastic is winded.

Criticaladjective

at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction;

‘a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure’; ‘critical mass’; ‘go critical’;

Corenoun

(obsolete) A body of individuals; an assemblage.

Criticaladjective

characterized by careful evaluation and judgment;

‘a critical reading’; ‘a critical dissertation’; ‘a critical analysis of Melville's writings’;

Corenoun

A miner's underground working time or shift.

Criticaladjective

urgently needed; absolutely necessary;

‘a critical element of the plan’; ‘critical medical supplies’; ‘vital for a healthy society’; ‘of vital interest’;

Corenoun

: a former Hebrew and Phoenician unit of volume.

Criticaladjective

forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis;

‘a critical point in the campaign’; ‘the critical test’;

Corenoun

A deposit paid by the purchaser of a rebuilt part, to be refunded on return of a used, rebuildable part, or the returned rebuildable part itself.

Criticaladjective

being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency;

‘a critical shortage of food’; ‘a critical illness’; ‘an illness at the critical stage’;

Coreverb

To remove the core of an apple or other fruit.

Criticaladjective

of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism;

‘critical acclaim’;

Coreverb

To extract a sample with a drill.

Criticaladjective

expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgements

‘I was very critical of the previous regime’;

Corenoun

A body of individuals; an assemblage.

‘He was in a core of people.’;

Criticaladjective

expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a work of literature, music, or art

‘she never won the critical acclaim she sought’;

Corenoun

A miner's underground working time or shift.

Criticaladjective

(of a text) incorporating a detailed and scholarly analysis and commentary

‘a critical edition of a Bach sonata’;

Corenoun

A Hebrew dry measure; a cor or homer.

Criticaladjective

involving the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgement

‘professors often find it difficult to encourage critical thinking amongst their students’;

Corenoun

The heart or inner part of a thing, as of a column, wall, rope, of a boil, etc.; especially, the central part of fruit, containing the kernels or seeds; as, the core of an apple or quince.

‘A fever at the core,Fatal to him who bears, to all who ever bore.’;

Criticaladjective

(of a situation or problem) having the potential to become disastrous; at a point of crisis

‘the floodwaters had not receded and the situation was still critical’;

Corenoun

The center or inner part, as of an open space; as, the core of a square.

Criticaladjective

extremely ill and at risk of death

‘she was critical but stable in Middlesbrough General Hospital’;

Corenoun

The most important part of a thing; the essence; as, the core of a subject; - also used attributively, as the core curriculum at a college.

Criticaladjective

having a decisive or crucial importance in the success, failure, or existence of something

‘getting banks lending again was critical to any recovery’; ‘time-critical tasks’; ‘temperature is a critical factor in successful fruit storage’;

Corenoun

The portion of a mold which shapes the interior of a cylinder, tube, or other hollow casting, or which makes a hole in or through a casting; a part of the mold, made separate from and inserted in it, for shaping some part of the casting, the form of which is not determined by that of the pattern.

Criticaladjective

relating to or denoting a point of transition from one state to another

‘if the density is less than a certain critical value the gravitational attraction will be too weak to halt the expansion’;

Corenoun

A disorder of sheep occasioned by worms in the liver.

Criticaladjective

(of a nuclear reactor or fuel) maintaining a self-sustaining chain reaction

‘the reactor is due to go critical in October’;

Corenoun

The bony process which forms the central axis of the horns in many animals.

Corenoun

A mass of iron or other ferrous metal, forming the central part of an electromagnet, such as those upon which the conductor of an armature, a transformer, or an induction coil is wound.

Corenoun

a sample of earth or rock extracted from underground by a drilling device in such a manner that the layers of rock are preserved in the same order as they exist underground; as, to drill a core; to extract a core. The sample is typically removed with a rotating drill bit having a hollow center, and is thus shaped like a cylinder.

Corenoun

The main working memory of a digital computer system, which typically retains the program code being executed as well as the data structures that are manipulated by the program. Contrasted to ROM and data storage device.

Corenoun

the central part of the earth, believed to be a sphere with a radius of about 2100 miles, and composed primarily of molten iron with some nickel. It is distinguished from the crust and mantle.

Corenoun

the central part of a nuclear reactor, containing the fissionable fuel.

Coreverb

To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.

‘He's like a corn upon my great toe . . . he must be cored out.’;

Coreverb

To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.

Coreverb

To extract a cylindrical sample from, with a boring device. See core{8}.

Corenoun

the center of an object;

‘the ball has a titanium core’;

Corenoun

a small group of indispensable persons or things;

‘five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program’;

Corenoun

the central part of the Earth

Corenoun

the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;

‘the gist of the prosecutor's argument’; ‘the heart and soul of the Republican Party’; ‘the nub of the story’;

Corenoun

a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

Corenoun

an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality

Corenoun

the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

Corenoun

the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place

Corenoun

a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

Coreverb

remove the core or center from;

‘core an apple’;

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