the pressure of a pure element or compound at a critical point.
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- critical mass,
- critical organ,
- critical path analysis,
- critical period,
- critical point,
- critical ratio,
- critical region,
- critical state,
- critical temperature,
- critical thinking
Compare critical constant.
Origin of critical pressure
First recorded in 1875–80
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the pressure of a gas or the saturated vapour pressure of a substance in its critical state
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The pressure of a substance at its critical point.
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