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criterion

cri·te·ri·on

criterion

pronunciation:
kraI ti ri n
part of speech: noun
inflections: criteria, criterions
definition: a standard or test by which to judge or decide.
Fast acceleration is only one criterion of automotive excellence.Unfortunately, he didn't meet the criteria for acceptance into the school.The company bases its hiring on several criteria, including the applicant's willingness to travel.
 
synonyms:
gauge, model, norm, standard, test, touchstone
similar words:
barometer, bench mark, canon, guide, measure, scale, yardstick