/ (ˌkrɪtɪˈkælɪtɪ) /
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the state of being critical
physics the condition in a nuclear reactor when the fissionable material can sustain a chain reaction by itself
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There is nothing remotely comparable for any and all Asian countries, whatever the strategic and economic criticality of Asia.
Jack could have spitted anybody for coming to disturb him at such a criticality.The Ned M'Keown Stories|William Carleton