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  • noun idiomatic The minimum number of personnel needed to operate and maintain an item at its most simple operating requirements, such as a ship or business, during an emergency or shut down, and at the same time, to keep vital functions operating.


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  • Twitter cites on this page are a litany—seems many businesses and installations have one of these right now.

    March 25, 2020