Webster 1913 Edition
In a critical manner; with nice discernment; accurately; exactly.
Criticallyto discern good writers from bad.
At a crisis; at a critical time; in a situation, place, or condition of decisive consequence;
as, a fortification.
criticallythe night before the session.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In a critical manner; with nice discernment of truth or falsehood, propriety or impropriety; with nice scrutiny; accurately; exactly; as, to examine evidence critically; to observe critically.
2.At the crisis; at the exact time.
3.In a critical situation, place or condition, so as to command the crisis; as a town critically situated.