Meaning of CRITERION in English

CRITERION

/ kraɪˈtɪəriən; NAmE -ˈtɪr-/ noun

( pl. cri·teria / -riə; NAmE /) a standard or principle by which sth is judged, or with the help of which a decision is made :

The main criterion is value for money.

What criteria are used for assessing a student's ability?

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WORD ORIGIN

early 17th cent.: from Greek kritērion means of judging, from kritēs a judge, from krinein judge, decide.

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