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English noun: critical mass

1. critical mass (attribute) the minimum amount (of something) required to start or maintain a venture

SamplesThe battle for the computer market has now reached critical mass.
There is now a critical mass of successful women to take the lead.
They sold the business because it lacked critical mass.

Broader (hypernym)amount

2. critical mass (attribute) the minimum mass of fissionable material that can sustain a chain reaction

Broader (hypernym)mass

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