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crit·i·cal point

a point at which two phases become identical; thus, at a given critical temperature and critical pressure, the liquid and gaseous state of a particular substance can no longer be differentiated.

critical point

the temperature and pressure at which, in a sealed system, the density of the liquid form of a substance is equal to the density of its gas form, and the two are not visibly separated, becoming a single fluid phase instead.

crit·i·cal point

(kriti-kăl poynt)
Stage at which two phases become identical; thus, at a given critical temperature and critical pressure, the liquid and gaseous states of a particular substance can no longer be differentiated.
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1999) examined whether students recorded critical points presented in the lecture, they did not assess whether information other than the critical points was included in the students notes.
Percentage of critical points provided an index of the percentage of major and supporting points presented in the lecture that were included in the students' notes.
Interobserver agreement for critical points averaged 99%, interobserver agreement for examples averaged 94%, and interobserver agreement for extra points averaged 86%.
In the slides condition, the instructor supplemented the lecture by presenting critical points on slides.
The lectures selected for data collection contained approximately the same number of critical points and were subjectively rated as similar in level of difficulty by two independent observers.
critical points and examples were measured as percentages and extra points were expressed as a frequency), a repeated measures ANOVA was conducted to test the effects of lecture format on each dependent variable.
The results of this study revealed that the use of slides in a university class significantly increased the number of critical points and examples recorded in the participants' notes during class lectures.
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