critical value

noun

Definition of critical value 

: the value of an independent variable corresponding to a critical point of a function

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USA TODAY Sports News of Jameis Winston's pending suspension served as a stark reminder of the critical value of backup quarterbacks in the NFL. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "Ranking NFL backup QBs by team: Who has best contingency plan?," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of critical value

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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