|part of speech:
||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.
- gauge, model, norm, standard, test, touchstone
- similar words:
- barometer, bench mark, canon, guide, measure, scale, yardstick
||ideal, lead, mark, precedent