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criterion

noun [C]     /kraɪˈtɪəriən/ (plural criteria)
a standard by which you judge , decide about, or deal with something: Pay is a very important criterion for job satisfaction . When employing new staff , you need to be very clear about your selection criteria. As rates go up we will naturally tighten our lending criteria.
(Definition of criterion noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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