noun, plural cri·te·ri·a [krahy-teer-ee-uh] /kraɪˈtɪər i ə/, cri·te·ri·ons.
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Origin of criterion
usage note for criterion
OTHER WORDS FROM criterioncri·te·ri·al, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH criterioncriteria criterion (see usage note at the current entry)
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Example sentences 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