a list of those who are critically ill in a hospital
noun 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. noun 1. the minimum mass of fissionable material that can sustain a nuclear […]
[krit-i-kuh l] /ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. inclined to find fault or to judge with severity, often too readily. 2. occupied with or skilled in criticism. 3. involving skillful judgment as to truth, merit, etc.; judicial: a critical analysis. 4. of or relating to critics or criticism: critical essays. 5. providing textual variants, proposed emendations, […]
- Critical organ
critical organ n. The organ or physiological system that would first be subjected to radiation in excess of the maximum permissible amount as the dose of a radioactive material is increased.
- Critical path
noun the necessary path or sequence from start to finish, determining the time needed for completion; the longest most time-consuming path in a network