precritical
adjective Date: 1881 prior to the development of critical capacity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • precritical — [prē krit′i kəl] adj. [ PRE + CRITICAL] coming before a critical period …   English World dictionary

  • precritical — (ˈ)prē+ adjective Etymology: pre + critical 1. : that is prior to the development of critical capacity in precritical cultures, myths of magic … tend to prevail American Anthropologist 2. : being prior to the publication of Immanuel Kant s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • precritical — /pree krit i keuhl/, adj. Med. anteceding a crisis. [1880 85; PRE + CRITICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • precritical — adjective Before a critical stage …   Wiktionary

  • precritical — Relating to the phase before a crisis. * * * pre·crit·i·cal (pre kritґĭ kəl) previous to the occurrence of the crisis …   Medical dictionary

  • precritical — adj. before the critical point, before the decisive moment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precritical — pre·critical …   English syllables

  • precritical —  Докритическая …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • precritical — pre•crit•i•cal [[t]priˈkrɪt ɪ kəl[/t]] adj. med anteceding a crisis • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • precritical — /ˌpriˈkrɪtɪkəl/ (say .pree kritikuhl) adjective Medicine anteceding a crisis …   Australian English dictionary

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