critical point

Definitions of critical point
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n a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

“he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point
Synonyms:
crossroads, juncture
Types:
criticality
a critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining
flash point, flashpoint
point at which something is ready to blow up
Type of:
crisis
an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty

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