Cri*te"ri*on (kr?-t?"r?-?n), n.; pl. Criteria (-), sometimes Criterions (-nz). [Gr. a means for judging, fr. decider, judge, fr. to separate. See Certain.]

A standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test, by which facts, principles opinions, and conduct are tried in forming a correct judgment respecting them.

Of the diseases of the mind there is no criterion. Donne.

Inferences founded on such enduring criteria. Sir G. C. Lewis.

Syn. -- Standard; measure; rule.


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