Critical Level

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Critical Level

1. A variable that has reached a sufficiently high or low value as to change the nature of what is discussed. For example, if the revenue of a small business reaches a certain level, it may need to hire additional employees, which could subject the business to more regulation, and this may result in the small business becoming a medium-sized business or even a large corporation. In this case, the revenue necessary to make this happen is called the critical level of revenue.

2. The time when a company's operations have become sufficiently profitable that it can sustain itself without further capital infusions or other sources of outside funding. Critical level is the goal of all start-ups, many of which may remain in the development stage for years or never leave it.

In both cases, the critical level is also called critical mass.
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Range Troposphere Up to 18 km (11 mi) -50[degrees]C to 18[degrees]C Stratosphere 18 to 50 km (31 mi) -50[degrees]C to 0[degrees]C Mesosphere 50 to 85 km (53 mi) -90[degrees]C to 5[degrees]C Thermosphere 85 to 500 km (310 mi) -90[degrees]C to 1,500[degrees]C Exosphere 500 to 9,600 km >500[degrees]C (6,000 mi)
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com/science/exosphere) exosphere , where the air is as thin as it gets while still technically staying on Earth, but climbing Mount Everest allows you to experience thinner air without taking your feet off the ground.
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