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Criterion

Cri`te´ri`on   Pronunciation: kr?-t?´r?-?n
n.1.A standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test, by which facts, principles opinions, and conduct are tried in forming a correct judgment respecting them.
Of the diseases of the mind there is no criterion.
- Donne.
Noun1.criterion - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
2.criterion - the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"
Synonyms: standard
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