critical point

Definitions of critical point
  1. noun
    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
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    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:
    an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
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