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English definition of “criterion”

criterion

noun [C]     /kraɪˈtɪə.ri.ən/ US  /-ˈtɪr.i-/ (plural criteria   /-ri.ə /   US  /-ˈtɪr.i.ə /)
C1 a standard by which you judge , decide about, or deal with something: The Health Service should not be judged by financial criteria alone .Quality and standard
(Definition of criterion noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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