critical mass

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the minimum amount (of something) required to start or maintain a venture

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the minimum mass of fissionable material that can sustain a chain reaction

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Avcorp is currently the single source for this critical assembly.
The purpose of the course and textbook is to help students of nuclear engineering understand the essence of nuclear reactor physics and radiation protection thorough experiments conducted at the Kyoto University Critical Assembly C-core, which is moderated and reflected by water.
Automation is most compelling for those critical assembly processes where the use of human labor in low-cost countries may not have as consistent of an output in terms of reliability as compared to automation," said Lisk.
a manufacturer of large-scale fabricated and machined metal components, announced that it has received multiple orders totaling approximately $650,000 to manufacture precision rocket domes for an aerospace customer, and a critical assembly for a key defense account.
By implementing this high-level flow chart, medical electronics OEMs are assured critical assembly operations conform to IPC Class III workmanship standards.
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