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"criterion" in British English

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criterionnoun [C]

uk   /kraɪˈtɪə.ri.ən/  us   /-ˈtɪr.i-/ (plural criteria uk   /-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.

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(Definition of criterion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"criterion" in American English

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criterionnoun [C]

 us   /krɑɪˈtɪər·i·ən/ (plural criteria  /krɑɪˈtɪər·i·ə/ ) (not standard criteria,  /krɑɪˈtɪr·i·ə/ )
a ​condition or ​fact used as a ​standard by which something can be ​judged or ​considered: Eight criteria will be used to ​select new ​stadiumsites. not standard Is ​height a criteria for ​hiringpoliceofficers? Note: The use of criteria as a singular noun is common, esp. in speech.
(Definition of criterion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"criterion" in Business English

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criterionnoun [C]

uk   us   /kraɪˈtɪəriən/ (plural criteria)
a ​standard by which you ​judge, decide about, or ​deal with something: Pay is a very important criterion forjobsatisfaction. 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “criterion”
in Spanish criterio…
in Vietnamese tiêu chuẩn…
in Malaysian kriteria…
in Thai เกณฑ์, บรรทัดฐาน…
in French critère…
in German das Kriterium…
in Chinese (Simplified) (作出评判、决定或处理的)标准,准则…
in Turkish değer ölçütü, kriter…
in Russian критерий…
in Indonesian kriteria…
in Chinese (Traditional) (作出評判、決定或處理的)標準,準則…
in Polish kryterium…
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