Meaning of CRITERION in English
[ krʌɪ'tɪərɪən ]
■ noun ( plural criteria -rɪə ) a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided.
C17: from Gk kritērion 'means of judging', from kritēs (see critic ).
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.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004