critical equation

critical equation

[′krid·ə·kəl i′kwā·zhən]
(nucleonics)
Any equation relating parameters of a reactor that must be satisfied for the reactor to be critical.
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The other side of this critical equation is that federal civilian pay continues to lag seriously behind pay in the private sector, putting federal agencies at what is virtually an insurmountable disadvantage in the competition with private sector employers for high quality workers.
Vendors are the second half of a critical equation in healthcare, and good ones are worth their weight in gold.
It comes down to balancing the two sides of the critical equation, which gets rather blurry on home turf.
Video Compilation: The critical equation of education and economic prosperity: Labor economist Tony Carnevale and leaders from Lumina Foundation talk about how to best weather the recession and prepare for the jobs of the 21st century through postsecondary education.
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