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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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,  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. 
 
  Inferences  founded  on  such  enduring  criteria.  --Sir  G. 
  C.  Lewis. 
 
  Syn:  Standard;  measure;  rule 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  criterion 
  n  1:  a  basis  for  comparison;  a  reference  point  against  which 
  other  things  can  be  evaluated;  "they  set  the  measure  for 
  all  subsequent  work"  [syn:  {standard},  {measure},  {touchstone}] 
  2:  the  ideal  in  terms  of  which  something  can  be  judged;  "they 
  live  by  the  standards  of  their  community"  [syn:  {standard}] 




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