criterionnoun [C]uk /kraɪˈtɪə.ri.ən/ us /kraɪˈtɪr.i.ən/ (plural criteria uk /-ri.ə / us /-ˈtɪr.i.ə / )
- Patients can now be compulsorily detained in hospital only under tightly drawn criteria.
- The Health Service should not be judged by financial criteria alone.
- We're looking for a very specific sort of person and this woman seems to fulfil all of our criteria.
- More specific and less subjective criteria should be used in selecting people for promotion within the company.