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English definition of “critical incident”

critical incident

noun [C]    
HR, MANAGEMENT something that an employee did very well or very badly that affected the results of their work: Some managers encourage employees to record their own critical incidents.
(Definition of critical incident noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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