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critical section

A non-re-entrant piece of code that can only be executed by one process at a time. It will usually terminate in bounded time and a process will only have to wait a bounded time to enter it. Some synchronisation mechanism is required at the entry and exit of the critical section to ensure exclusive use.

critical section

In structures, that section or position where failure is most likely to occur.
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On January 4th, 2012 he rode the biggest wave at Jaws in the most critical sections, making a huge statement for the sport of kitesurfing.
In addition to operational, technical and environmental activities required to explore and evaluate the hydrocarbon potential of Blocks I and II, Oil of DRCongo has been investing heavily in social and development activities, including this school, the secondary school in Jiba (for 600 students), the refurbishment of the most critical sections of the Bunia-Kasenyi Road and supporting the Kasenyi Medical Center.
Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova has ordered constant monitoring of rivers, dams and critical sections due to the potentially dangerous weather conditions and heavy rains.
Let's look at the most critical sections of a grant proposal in terms of these differences.
City Sadar Road, Dhoke Charg Deen, Pirwadhi, New Katrian and Dhoke Naju are critical sections of Nullah Lai which are being cleared of silt and solid waste, he informed.
But it was the critical sections that got all the attention in Tehran, especially four sections that:
Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday have agreed on joint patrolling of critical sections of the common border with the purpose to ensure public safety and free movement of citizens, the Foreign Ministry of Tajikistan announced following the meeting of the intergovernmental commission for delimitation and demarcation of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border on January 7 in Dushanbe.
City Sadar Road, Dhoke Charagh Deen, Pirwadhai, New Katrian and Dhoke Naju are critical sections of Nullah Lai which are being cleared of silt and solid waste, he informed.
The new system is one of the first to surgically target demand reductions via substation, feeder, zip code or geographical location that allows utilities to reduce power loads at critical sections of their distribution network.
These strength conditions are verified at all finite element nodes and in the critical sections of the elements subjected to distributed loading and where the bending moment is the highest.
As seen, there exist two critical sections with a conditionally plus current (up in the scheme) and one section with a conditionally minus current (down in the scheme), where three current lines correspond to a general current in the scheme.

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