critical 重大な

November 28, 2016 =========

☆   critical  重大な


If something is described as critical, it means that it is extremely important or crucial. For example, Environmentalists says that a critical factor in pollution is population increase. Or, Her boss says that setting priorities is critical to success. 

Critical is also used to describe a person who is seriously ill. If you say that someone is in a critical condition in hospital, you mean that they are very ill and may not recover. It’s common to hear this in news reports about accidents. For example, The driver of the car is in a critical condition. When the person is in a critical condition but not getting any worse, we usually describe them as being in a critical but stable condition.