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 criterion criterion

noun

  • ( ) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated  ( criterion, measure, standard, touchstone )
    a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
     the schools comply with federal standards
    the schools comply with federal standards
     they set the measure for all subsequent work
    they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • ( ) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged  ( criterion, standard )
    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
     they live by the standards of their community
    they live by the standards of their community


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