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critical state

noun, Physics.
1.
the state of a pure element or compound when it is at a critical point.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for critical state

critical state

noun
1.
the state of a substance in which two of its phases have the same temperature, pressure, and volume Also called critical point
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critical state in Science
critical state  
The state of matter of a substance at its critical point.
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