noun, plural cri·te·ri·a [krahy-teer-ee-uh] /kraɪˈtɪər i ə/, cri·te·ri·ons.
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)
Words nearby criterion
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