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Definition 1: a state of critical urgency - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for criticality in the sense of this definition

(criticality is a kind of ...) the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity

Definition 2: a critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining - [noun denoting state]

(criticality is a kind of ...) a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

"at that juncture he had no idea what to do" "he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point"

(... is a kind of criticality ) point at which something is ready to blow up

(... are attributes of criticality) at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction

"a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure" "critical mass" "go critical"

(... are attributes of criticality) not critical; not at a point of abrupt change

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