Definitions for "Criticism"
The act of criticising; a critical judgment passed or expressed; a critical observation or detailed examination and review; a critique; animadversion; censure.
the evaluative or interpretive work written by professional interpreters of texts. It is "criticism" not because it is negative or corrective, but rather because those who write criticism ask hard, analytical, crucial or "critical" questions about the works they read.
The evaluation and analysis of creative work.
The rules and principles which regulate the practice of the critic; the art of judging with knowledge and propriety of the beauties and faults of a literary performance, or of a production in the fine arts; as, dramatic criticism.
Discernment (as in Historical Criticism and Literary Criticism).
disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"
Keywords:  argument, bad, say, sense, finding
A kind of reading that looks to see how an argument is constructed or that looks to find patterns in style or meaning. Criticism in this sense is not to be critical in the general sense of finding something bad to say.
Keywords:  view, help, open, group, individual
a view of a group/individual that is open to change, or designed to help an individual/group