cri·tique /krəˈtik, krɪ-/
1. The art of criticism. [Written also critic.] [R.]
2. A critical examination or estimate of a work of literature or art; a critical dissertation or essay; a careful and thorough analysis of any subject; a criticism; as, Kant's “Critique of Pure Reason.”
I should as soon expect to see a critique on the poesy of a ring as on the inscription of a medal. --Addison.
3. A critic; one who criticises. [Obs.]
A question among critiques in the ages to come. --Bp. Lincoln.
Cri·tique, v. t. To criticise or pass judgment upon. [Obs.]
n 1: an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of
a book or play) [syn: review, critical review, review
2: a serious examination and judgment of something;
"constructive criticism is always appreciated" [syn: criticism]
v : appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York
Times"; "Please critique this performance" [syn: review]