Definitions and translations for "critical mass"

Definition of critical mass

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1. The minimum amount (of something) required to start or maintain a venture.
There is now a critical mass of successful women to take the lead.
2. The minimum mass of fissionable material that can sustain a chain reaction.
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English - English - critical mass

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mass of nuclear fuel necessary necessary for a chain reaction to occur (Physics)

English - Spanish - critical mass

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masa crítica

English - French - critical mass

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masse critique (quantité minimale d'une matière qui peut faire des dégâts)

English - German - critical mass

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kritische Masse (Atomphysik, kleinste Menge von teilbarem Stoff, die zu einer Kettenreaktion führen kann)

English - Turkish - critical mass

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kritik kütle

English - Dutch - critical mass

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kritische massa (minimale hoeveelheid materiaal dat nodig is voor kettingreactie)
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