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critical densitySee mean density of matter.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
critical density[′krid·ə·kəl ′den·səd·ē]
The mass density above which, it is believed, the expansion of the universe will slow down and reverse.
The density of a substance exhibited at its critical temperature and critical pressure.
For a highway, the density of traffic when the volume equals the capacity.
That degree of density of a saturated, granular material below which, as it is rapidly deformed, it will decrease in strength and above which it will increase in strength.
The density of a substance at the liquid-vapor critical point.
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That unit weight of a saturated granular material above which it will gain strength and below which it will lose strength when subjected to rapid deformation.
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