precritical

adjective
pre·​crit·​i·​cal | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈkri-ti-kəl How to pronounce precritical (audio) \

Definition of precritical

: prior to the development of critical capacity

First Known Use of precritical

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Precritical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precritical. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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