critical value


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

Examples of critical value in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a critical value for this error rate. Zaira Nazario, Scientific American, 1 May 2022 With one element still in testing, wearers sleeping in the higher camps wake to the system’s vibrating alarm if oxygen-saturation levels drop below some preset critical value (typically about 85 percent, though the number is individualized for each climber). Nick Davidson, Outside Online, 15 Aug. 2020 The overall density of the universe seems to be exactly the critical value that produces an overall flat geometry. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 20 Aug. 2013 Data is a critical value driver, but data leaders frequently have to spearhead initiatives with limited authority and resources. Keith Ferrazzi, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Data Sets' Beyond Surveys There is critical value in leveraging data to make better decisions in organizations. Rob Catalano, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 Most allies and advocates know that listening to LGBTQ+ employee perspectives is important and are aware of the critical value of increasing representation in top leadership. London Business School, Forbes, 10 June 2021 At some critical moment, the surface temperatures on Venus will reach a critical value: about 100 °C (212 °F), or maybe a little higher depending on the atmospheric pressure at the time. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 If the spectral gap ever dropped below a critical value as scientists inserted more and more magnetic flux, QAC would happily allow the system to jump to a new, excited quantum state, leaving behind its low-energy past. Spyridon Michalakis, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of critical value was circa 1909

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“Critical value.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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