mission critical

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Activity, device, service, or system whose failure or disruption in normal business hours will result in the failure of business operations. For example, for an online business, the communication system is mission critical; for a steel mill, water and power supply have the same importance.

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It is mission critical that our email servers are up and running twenty four hours a day seven days a week.
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Our point of sale system is mission critical to our business, if it goes down we cannot ring up any merchandise.
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We had a mission critical going on and everyone had to be at their best if we were going to pull through and get out of it.
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