And awareness is the first step in the process of building a critical mass to effectuate change on issues.
The author Malcolm Gladwell defined a tipping point as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point."
If a critical mass of people is afraid or is convinced to fear, the signal is contagious.
A critical mass of influential figures now demands the GOP act on immigration, one way or the other.
But at present, “We are at the critical mass stage and therefore we are getting more resistance,” she said.
Claire always knew what to do when his temper started climbing to critical mass.
What we need is some publicity for it, some critical mass, and some way that we can get ordinary people involved.
Too well shielded for the blast to get them, but the heat melted the fissionables down to critical mass.
The plutonium bomb worked by compressing the plutonium into a critical mass which sustains a chain reaction.
First, two or more pieces of plutonium large enough to form a critical mass.
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Note: The term critical mass is used to refer generally to the minimum amount of something needed to produce a given effect: “The town needs a critical mass of industry to attract more business.”
In physics, the minimum amount of fissionable material required to sustain a chain reaction. Of a software product, describes a condition of the software such that fixing one bug introduces one plus epsilon bugs. (This malady has many causes: creeping featurism, ports to too many disparate environments, poor initial design, etc.) When software achieves critical mass, it can never be fixed; it can only be discarded and rewritten.