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A critical section is a program segment
(A) which should run in a certain specified amount of time
(B) which avoids deadlocks
(C) where shared resources are accessed
(D) which must be enclosed by a pair of semaphore operations, P and V

Answer: (C)

Explanation: Critical section is the part of program where shared resources are accessed by process.It also contain shared variable or shared data and rest portion of the program is called non-critical section or remaining section.

Option (C) is correct.

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