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crit'ical mass'




1. Physics.the amount of a given fissionable material necessary to sustain a chain reaction at a constant rate.
2. an amount necessary or sufficient to have a significant effect or to achieve a result: a critical mass of popular support.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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