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critical mass

  • n  the minimum amount (of something) required to start or maintain a venture
  • n  the minimum mass of fissionable material that can sustain a chain reaction
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  • Outside View: The third Russian Revolution
    Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2013 Make no mistake: On the current trajectory, Russia won't be immune to many of the forces that provoked the so-called colored revolutions in adjacent states and even the misnomered Arab Awakening. A third Russian revolution is unfolding. The only questions are when will that revolution reach a critical mass and, most importantly, will the forces of autocracy or ...
    June 12, 2013 - Space War
  • Bond Report: Treasurys end higher as early selloff lures buyers
    Treasury prices ended the day higher despite a morning selloff and a weak auction as the haven government debt market finally found a critical mass of buyers.
    June 11, 2013 - Market Watch
  • Photos: World Naked Bike Ride Chicago 2013 (NSFW)
      Much like a critical mass ride, the World Naked Bike Ride makes a statement in simply existing, while being a fairly fun time and not terribly preachy. [ more › ]
    June 10, 2013 - Chicagoist

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