noun, plural cri·te·ri·a [krahy-teer-ee-uh] /kraɪˈtɪər i ə/, cri·te·ri·ons.
Origin of criterion
Examples from the Web for criterion
There was never any one criterion for how every trombone or tenor saxophone or singer should sound.
He lost on just one criterion, by a landslide 81 points to 18.
Remember, the criterion is military incompetence: Benedict Arnold and Robert E. Lee were bad Americans, but not bad generals.
But we have a criterion called ‘visibility,’ which is how visible they are to their families.
“My criterion for endorsing a candidate is going to be based on state-related issues,” she told me.
All that is contended for is that, from the scientific standpoint, it is not the criterion.Natural Law in the Spiritual World|Henry Drummond
It was just the same at the 'Gaiety' as it was at the 'Criterion.'Spring Days|George Moore
Passing through the Jerseys and entering Pennsylvania, every criterion of superior improvement witnesses the change.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
Over by the Criterion he heard the sound of footsteps behind him, hurrying; then his Christian name in a woman's voice.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
What is the criterion by means of which we discriminate between them?Tragic Sense Of Life|Miguel de Unamuno
British Dictionary definitions for criterion
noun plural -ria (-rɪə) or -rions
Word Origin for criterion
Word Origin and History for criterion
1660s, from Latinized form of Greek kriterion "means for judging, standard," from krites "judge," from PIE root *krei- (see crisis). Used in English as a Greek word from 1610s.