critical period

noun

psychol 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

Nearby words

  1. critical damping,
  2. critical density,
  3. critical mass,
  4. critical organ,
  5. critical path analysis,
  6. critical point,
  7. critical pressure,
  8. critical ratio,
  9. critical region,
  10. critical state

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