Criterion

  • 1 Criterion — may refer to: Criterion, general meaning In science and mathematics: Criterion validity, in psychometrics, a measure of how well one variable or set of variables predicts an outcome Criterion referenced test, translates a test score into a… …

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  • 2 criterion — meaning ‘a principle or standard by which something is judged’, has a plural criteria. This plural form is often taken to be singular, a use that is not standard: • A report…will tell councillors that the bidding criteria has significantly… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Criterion — Cri*te ri*on (kr? t? r? ?n), n.; pl. {Criteria} ( ?), sometimes {Criterions} ( ?nz). [Gr. ????? a means for judging, fr. ???? decider, judge, fr. ????? to separate. See {Certain}.] A standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 criterion — UK US /kraɪˈtɪəriən/ noun [C] (plural criteria) ► a standard by which you judge, decide about, or deal with something: »Pay is a very important criterion for job satisfaction. »When employing new staff, you need to be very clear about your… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 criterion — ► NOUN (pl. criteria) ▪ a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided. DERIVATIVES criterial adjective. USAGE The singular form is criterion and the plural form is criteria. Do not use criteria as if it were a singular, as… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 criterion — I noun barometer, basis, code, custom, design, discipline, example, exemplar, form, formula, foundation, frame of reference, gauge, ground rules, guide, ideal, law, measure, model, norm, obrussa, pattern, point of comparison, precedent,… …

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  • 7 criterion — 1660s, from Latinized form of Gk. kriterion means for judging, standard, from krites judge, from PIE root *krei (see CRISIS (Cf. crisis)). Used in English as a Greek word from 1610s …

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  • 8 criterion — *standard, touchstone, yardstick, gauge Analogous words: test, proof, trial, demonstration (see under PROVE): *principle, axiom, law: judging or judgment, adjudgment, adjudication (see corresponding verbs at JUDGE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 criterion — [n] test, gauge for judgment archetype, basis, benchmark, canon, example, exemplar, fact, foundation, law, measure, model, norm, opinion, original, paradigm, pattern, point of comparison, precedent, principle, proof, prototype, rule, scale,… …

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  • 10 criterion — [krī tir′ē ən] n. pl. criteria [krī tir′ē ə] or criterions [< Gr kritērion, means of judging < kritēs, judge; akin to kritikos: see CRITIC] a standard, rule, or test by which something can be judged; measure of value SYN. STANDARD …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 criterion */*/*/ — UK [kraɪˈtɪərɪən] / US [kraɪˈtɪrɪən] noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms criterion : singular criterion plural criteria UK [kraɪˈtɪərɪə] / US [kraɪˈtɪrɪə] Get it right: criterion: The plural form of criterion is criteria: Decisions on… …

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  • 12 criterion — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sole ▪ basic, main, primary (esp. AmE) ▪ strict, stringent ▪ objective …

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  • 13 Criterion — Das Wort Criterion bezeichnet einen Entwickler von Computersoftware und spielen, siehe Criterion Software eine Reihe von DVD Filmen, siehe The Criterion Collection eine 1922 von T. S. Eliot gegründete Zeitschrift, siehe The Criterion …

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  • 14 criterion — n. 1) to apply; establish a criterion 2) to meet, satisfy criteria 3) a reliable, valid criterion * * * [kraɪ tɪ(ə)rɪən] establish a criterion satisfy criteria valid criterion a reliable to apply to meet …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 criterion — criterial, adj. /kruy tear ee euhn/, n., pl. criteria / tear ee euh/, criterions. a standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something. [1605 15; < Gk kritérion a standard, equiv. to kri var. s. of krínein… …

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  • 16 criterion — cri|te|ri|on W2 [kraıˈtıəriən US ˈtır ] n plural criteria [ riə] [C usually plural] [Date: 1600 1700; : Greek; Origin: kriterion, from krinein to judge, decide ] a standard that you use to judge something or make a decision about something ▪ the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 criterion — [[t]kraɪtɪ͟əriə[/t]] criteria N COUNT: oft N for n/ ing A criterion is a factor on which you judge or decide something. The most important criterion for entry is that applicants must design and make their own work... British defence policy had to …

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  • 18 criterion — See criterion, criteria …

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  • 19 criterion — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. standard, model, rule, test, measure, norm, touchstone. See measurement. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. measure, basis, foundation, test, standard, rule, gauge, proof, model, exemplar, paradigm, scale,… …

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  • 20 criterion — [krʌɪ tɪərɪən] noun (plural criteria rɪə) a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided. Derivatives criterial adjective Origin C17: from Gk kritērion means of judging , from kritēs (see critic). Usage The singular form is …

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