critical temperature


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critical temperature

n.
1. The temperature above which a gas cannot be liquefied, regardless of the pressure applied.
2. The temperature at which a material becomes a superconductor.
3. The temperature at which a property of a material, such as its magnetism, changes.
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critical temperature

n
(General Physics) the temperature of a substance in its critical state. A gas can only be liquefied by pressure alone at temperatures below its critical temperature
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