Definition of critical path in English:

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critical path

Pronunciation: /ˈkridəkəl paTH/


The sequence of stages determining the minimum time needed for an operation, especially when analyzed on a computer for a large organization.
Example sentences
  • The deterministic critical path is the critical path that is determined without the consideration of risk; it is the collection of tasks that determine the total completion time of the project.
  • To determine the critical path, the project team must identify assignments necessary for progress, particularly tasks that are essential to the successful outcome of the project.
  • Who is on the critical path in the business process?

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Syllabification: crit·i·cal path

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