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What does criteria mean?
Criteria is the plural of criterion—a standard or principle for judging, evaluating, or selecting something. Criteria are the ideals or requirements on which a judgment, evaluation, or selection is based.
The plural of criterion can also be criterions, but this is rarely used.
Criteria are often the particular requirements that someone or something must meet in order to be considered or qualify for something. An applicant for a job may be evaluated based on several criteria, including their education, experience, and references—each one of these standards is a criterion. Your grade in a class may be based on certain criteria, such as your test scores, your grades on homework and other assignments, and your participation in class. Similarly, a gymnast’s score is based on several criteria involving how well they performed certain moves.
The word criteria is often used with the word meet, as in Your entry meets all of our criteria for inclusion in the exhibit.
Sometimes, people try to use criteria as a singular noun (like how data is sometimes used), but this is generally considered not the right way to use it.
Example: We assess the candidates based on several criteria, and one criterion is that they must have at least five years of experience in a similar position.
Where does criteria come from?
The first records of the words criterion and criteria come from the 1600s. Criterion comes from the Greek kritḗrion, meaning “a standard,” from kritēs, “judge,” from krinein, “to decide.” The word critic and related words like critical and criticism are based on the same root.
The word criteria is always used in the context of some kind of decision, judgment, or evaluation. But it’s not only used in official or formal situations. For example, when shopping for a new TV, you may have several criteria for selecting one that include things like how big it is and how much it costs.
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What are some other forms related to criteria?
- criterion (singular)
- criterions (alternate and rarely used plural)
- criterial (adjective)
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How is criteria used in real life?
Criteria is typically used in situations in which things are being judged or evaluated in some way.
DC: We have analyzed in detail when we have our nicest days (based on several criteria), looking at more than 70 yrs of data. It's right now! The top 5 months w/ most nice days: 1) Sept 2) Oct 3) May 4) Apr 5) June.
Fascinating analysis from @islivingston: https://t.co/YYyEGcOsEF
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) October 2, 2020
By the committee's own criteria (SOS, H2H, outcomes vs common opponents etc) there isn't much rationale for having Kentucky behind Florida. Taking all those criteria into account, bizarre to see that conclusion. Cats are No. 14 in the #CFBPlayoff poll.
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 2, 2018
In my #stock selection process I always check the technicals first. Only if the #chart meets my criteria I check the fundamentals and thus further norrow down potential #trading candidates. I would never buy a stock just because of good fundamentals.
— SystematiCK Trader (@SystematiCK_) September 22, 2019
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Is criteria used correctly in the following sentence?
What’s your criteria for choosing a roommate?
Example sentences from the Web for criteria
These decisions and criteria are referred to as “appropriateness.”
Some medical experts also argue that some of the criteria do not reflect the true nature of disease and suffering.
And while most states have compassionate release programs, the rules and criteria for each are different.
An avowed creationist who consults for a food lobby hardly seems an appropriate choice to fulfill these criteria.
Does campaigning for others who are actual merchants have to itself meet their criteria?
Even among his like, he has his own criteria by which one 'white man' knows another, and coheres with him politically.The Unity of Civilization|Various
It is these two criteria combined which have determined the relative ranks of the various castes in the Hindu social scale.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
There are three criteria of goodness—beauty, symmetry, truth.Philebus|Plato
These, it is said, are the criteria of progress; all else is misleading.The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner|Charles Dudley Warner
Whence, then, is this "anterior knowledge" derived, and what tests or criteria have we of its validity?Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker