Definition of criterion in English:

criterion

Line breaks: cri|ter¦ion
Pronunciation: /krʌɪˈtɪərɪən
 
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noun (plural criteria /-rɪə/)

Derivatives

criterial

adjective
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  • However - to reiterate a point already made - criterial links like this, though built into certain meaning-constituting postulates of the theory, are neither analytically true nor unrevisable.
  • In both of these respects, the inner sense bears an organizational and criterial relation to the senses, not only combining the information of the senses, but passing judgment on the results of this synthesis.
  • The theory supposes that, while different people can possess some different beliefs about race, they share certain criterial beliefs and these serve to define the concept.

Origin

early 17th century: from Greek kritērion 'means of judging', from kritēs (see critic).

Usage

Strictly speaking, the singular form (following the original Greek) is criterion and the plural form is criteria. It is a common mistake to use criteria as if it were a singular, as in a further criteria needs to be considered .

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