criticality vs criticalness what difference

what is difference between criticality and criticalness



critical +‎ -ity


criticality (countable and uncountable, plural criticalities)

  1. The state of being critical. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (education) A disposition for purposeful thinking and acting guided by criteria that are considered to be contextually appropriate and that are expected to result in positive outcomes related to the purpose.
  3. (physics) The point at which a nuclear chain reaction becomes self-sustaining.


(state of a nuclear chain reaction):

  • delayed criticality
  • prompt criticality

Derived terms

  • criticality accident
  • criticality matrix
  • dry criticality
  • wet criticality
  • recriticality

Related terms

  • criticalness



critical +‎ -ness


criticalness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being critical.

Related terms

  • critic
  • critical
  • criticality

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