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Noun: criticality  ,kri-tu'ka-lu-tee
  1. A state of critical urgency
    - criticalness, cruciality
  2. A critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining

Derived forms: criticalities

See also: critical, noncritical

Type of: climacteric, critical point, crossroads, juncture, urgency

Encyclopedia: Criticality