critical size


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critical size

[′krid·ə·kəl ′sīz]
(nucleonics)
A set of physical dimensions for the core and reflector of a nuclear reactor at which a critical chain reaction is maintained.
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Infinite: the company reaches a critical size through client acquisition at minimal cost.
In each bird, a 1-cm critical size defect (CSD) was created in the left ulna, and the fracture was stabilized with external skeletal fixation (ESF).
With more than 610 European stocks covered, 115 analysts and 90 sales and sales-traders, Exane BNP Paribas has the critical size and renowned expertise in cash equities and intends to continue to invest in the business.
SMEs lack critical size resulting in reduced access to markets, skills, and
The observed barnacle critical size varied across predator size classes and was not strongly related to crab carapace width or crusher morphology.
It is also reported that human MSCs regenerate new bone in sheep critical size bone defects model [43] as well as in a rabbit critical-size defect model [44].
The acquisition of Bank BGZ constitutes a major step towards attaining a critical size in Poland,' BNP Paribas CEO Jean-Laurent Bonnafe reportedly said in a statement by Rabobank.
To provide safeguards against the possibility of the Indian banking system being dominated by foreign banks, it said, the framework has certain measures to contain their expansion if the share of foreign banks exceeds a critical size.
Particle size is a critical factor because particles below a critical size do not scatter light.
The critical size of the public budget for 2013 is approved in the amount of 16.
Under freezing conditions at 60% relative humidity, because the size of the droplet before sliding is much smaller on the SLIPS surface, the droplets slid off the SLIPS surface before freezing, while the droplets on the bare aluminum froze before they could reach the larger critical size for sliding.
Yet, where markets are of a critical size relative to GDP, they can be not so much a leading indicator of an economy as imparting their own meaningful effect, and becoming predictive.

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