Meaning of CRITERION in English

CRITERION

[ krʌɪ'tɪərɪən ]

■ noun ( plural criteria -rɪə ) a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided.

Derivatives

criterial adjective

Origin

C17: from Gk kritērion 'means of judging', from kritēs (see critic ).

Usage

The singular form is ~ and the plural form is criteria . It is a common mistake to use criteria as if it were a singular, as in a further criteria needs to be considered.

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