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sub·crit·i·cal

 (sŭb-krĭt′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Having a mass of fissionable material that is less than that needed for a sustained nuclear chain reaction.
2. Of less than critical importance.
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subcritical

(sʌbˈkrɪtɪkəl)
adj
(Nuclear Physics) physics (of a nuclear reaction, power station, etc) having or involving a chain reaction that is not self-sustaining; not yet critical
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Translations
sous-critique
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