I'd like to ask about the meaning of "critically" in the following sentence:
This new paradigm opens the possibility of obtaining critically new results in all scientific and technological areas, so that the characteristic technologies of the twenty-first century may well be torsion technologies.
Does "critically" mean completely here?
This new paradigm opens the possibility of obtaining new results in all scientific and technological areas which could be of great importance......
Critical can mean very important.
"It is critical that the government makes the right decision..."
I am not a teacher.
If the results are "critical", they are of supreme relevance. In science, any results are relevant, but a scientific theory stands or falls on the basis of critical results.
Buggles (not a teacher)
"...obtaining critical new results..." = "...obtaining very important new results...", I think that "critically" is a bit strange, why not simply "critical"?