The definition of criterion is the standard by which something is judged or assessed.(noun)
An example of a criterion is the set of guidelines for a thesis which is used to determine whether your thesis was good or bad.
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noun pl. cri·te·ri·a (-tîrˈē-ə) or cri·te·ri·ons
Origin: Greek kritērion
Origin: , from kritēs, judge
Origin: , from krīnein, to separate, judge; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
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