breaking point

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(psychology) stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial

the degree of tension or stress at which something breaks

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At that moment the appearance of Flora could not but bring the tension to the breaking point.
During the pilot test, the participants defined their testing requirements and iSharp reported the number of users the site could handle and still maintain adequate response time, the breaking points of their system, the necessary performance improvements, and the realistic levels of operation they could expect with their configuration.