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Meaning of CRITERION

Pronunciation:  krI'teereeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"
  2. [n]  a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

CRITERION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: measure, standard, standard, touchstone
 See Also: baseline, benchmark, control, control condition, design criteria, graduated table, ideal, medium of exchange, monetary system, norm, ordered series, point of reference, reference, reference point, scale, scale of measurement, standard of measurement, yardstick



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cri*te"ri*on\ (kr?-t?"r?-?n), n.; pl. {Criteria}
(-?), sometimes {Criterions} (-?nz). [Gr. ????? a means for
judging, fr. ???? decider, judge, fr. ????? to separate. See
A standard of judging; any approved or established rule or
test, by which facts, principles opinions, and conduct are
tried in forming a correct judgment respecting them.

      Of the diseases of the mind there is no criterion.

      Inferences founded on such enduring criteria. --Sir G.
                                               C. Lewis.

Syn: Standard; measure; rule.

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