[ krit-i-kuhl den-si-tee ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl ˈdɛn sɪ ti /
the density of a pure element or compound at a critical point: If space has positive curvature, the actual density of matter must be larger than the critical density.
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Origin of critical density
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby critical density
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British Dictionary definitions for critical density
the density of matter that would be required to halt the expansion of the universe
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