critical item


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critical item

An essential item which is in short supply or expected to be in short supply for an extended period. See also critical supplies and materiel; regulated item.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The next bit of information would be the critical item set and failure factors for those critical items.
The SEAL team was missing critical items, indicative of a team that has done thousands of operations in just a few months.
Initial analyses revealed no significant differences in brain activity between critical item questions that contained the item presented during the second viewing vs.
Successful underwriting is not only about identification of the long-lead critical items that could most affect the project time but also about establishing reporting requirements and communication chains.
Headlights are also a safety critical item and must perform to highest international standards.
False memory production has been mostly studied with the DRM paradigm (Roediger & McDermott, 1995), a procedure that involves the presentation of lists of words (e.g., cake, sugar, chocolate, candy, pleasant, etc.) associated with a non-presented word or critical item (e.g., sweet).
Constancio added that in his opinion, resolution of cross border banks was the most critical item on the list.
For sites with multiple compressors, a critical item is the control system that is used to set which compressor is run.
Tyres though a short chapter, it forms a critical item in any utility vehicle.
While much of the work had already been accomplished, the issue of fiscal sustainability was the critical item at this time.
It was thought to be the most critical item to foster economic development along that stretch," Brandt said.
Another critical item on the government's agenda is job creation for low income groups, he said, and one way that can be done is by developing the outsourcing industry.

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