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critical state

[ krit-i-kuhl steyt ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl ˈsteɪt /
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noun Physics.
the state of a pure element or compound when it is at a critical point: critical states of superconductor multilayers.
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Origin of critical state

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for critical state

critical state

noun
the state of a substance in which two of its phases have the same temperature, pressure, and volumeAlso called: critical point
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Scientific definitions for critical state

critical state

The state of matter of a substance at its critical point.
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