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  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I set off to look at the examples of criticity found by Google (there are 3,120 of them).
    I began to feel ill after the first page so I stopped.

    I've never seen it before and perhaps will never see it again. But there's no doubt that some people use it in a serious context. For example, Dr Arturo Rodriguez is presenting a paper entitled, Toward a Transformative Teaching Practice: Criticity, Pedagogy and Praxis at a major conference in Chicago in 2008.
     

    LV4-26

    Senior Member
    I believe criticity defines how critical something is.
    Like critical, it is derived from the noun crisis.
    I'm not sure it helps, though.

    Here's a definition of critical.
    Critcity can only refer to senses 3,4,5 or 6. Forget about 1,2 and 7.
     

    Janey UK

    Senior Member
    Native speaker of British English
    I've come across it at work a couple of times in technical journals (I work as an accountant in the health sector) but this is not a word I'd use myself, and I would guess that its use outside highly technical publications would be very rare.
     

    ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    I believe criticity defines how critical something is.
    Like critical, it is derived from the noun crisis.
    I'm not sure it helps, though.
    Your definition helped me, LV. I'm not sure how helpful the word is. Criticality would have been (I reckon) a clearer option for the neologizer to go for.
     

    verdigo

    Senior Member
    anglais - Royaume-Uni
    I agree, this is a horrid word and I don't think it should exist.
    I had a sentence that started: "Due to their criticity..."
    I translated it as: "Due to their critical nature..."

    Might help in some cases.

    Criticity needs binning, or even banning!
     
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