critical period


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critical period

n
(Psychology) 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
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and that too at such a critical period in the progress of the science of artillery!
D'Artagnan, as he crossed the Pont Neuf, congratulated himself on having found Planchet again, for at that time an intelligent servant was essential to him; nor was he sorry that through Planchet and the situation which he held in Rue des Lombards, a connection with the bourgeoisie might be commenced, at that critical period when that class were preparing to make war with the court party.
A short absence from home had left his fair one unguarded by his attentions at this critical period, and when he came back he had the pain of finding very altered manners, and of seeing Captain Wentworth.
And is it quite incomprehensible that her nervous system should suffer accordingly, at a very critical period of her life?"
It was now a critical period with us.--We were a small number in the garrison.--A powerful army before our walls, whose appearance proclaimed inevitable death, fearfully painted, and marking their footsteps with desolation.
He took the ideas and apparatus that were then in existence, and used them to carry the telephone business through the most critical period of its life, when there was little time or money to risk on experiments.
Conte revealed that Italian President Sergio Mattarella would lead the country in this critical period until a new government was proclaimed.
It is currently in a critical period of the peace reconstruction process and requires the joint efforts of the international community.
'It must be emphasized that the timely and immediate implementation of the 2019 PSA is of paramount importance in order to avert manual load dropping [MLD] or power interruptions and ensure that power is continuous and reliable during the critical period of the May elections up to June,' they said in their respective applications filed before the ERC dated April 17.
They said Pakistan was passing through a critical period Hence they should look at the national interests and national security requirements every moment and prevent any negative activity and harmony which was violating our national interest and security.
'We have also instructed members of our travel control and enforcement unit and border control and intelligence unit to double their vigilance during this critical period,' Medina said.
Writing in the journal Jama Pediatrics, the team of Canadian psychologists said: "The present study examined developmental outcomes during a critical period of growth and maturation, revealing that screen time can impinge on children's ability to develop optimally."