- (psychology) a period in a lifetime during which a specific stage of development usually occurs.
If it fails to do so, it cannot readily occur afterwards
Example Sentences Including 'critical period'
"It's a very critical period of time," one league source said.
Toronto Sun (2003)
"We have a very critical period ahead of us," Argentina's health minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia said on a trip to Geneva last week.
British Medical Journal (2002)
He explained: `I believe the game is going through a critical period.
Sun, News of the World (2000)
The fact that a lawyer has been at the top during such a critical period may have been a vital factor in the institution's survival.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
The first year with an organization is the critical period during which an employee will or will not learn to become a high performer.
A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, Functions
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