cri·te·ri·on /kraɪˈtɪriən ||krə-/
Cri·te·ri·on n.; pl. Criteria (-░), sometimes Criterions 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. --Donne.
Inferences founded on such enduring criteria. --Sir G. C. Lewis.
Syn: -- Standard; measure; rule.
n 1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which
other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for
all subsequent work" [syn: standard, measure, touchstone]
2: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they
live by the standards of their community" [syn: standard]
[also: criteria (pl)]