A standard or test by which individual things or people may be compared and judged. (noun)
Examples of word criterion
If we try to apply Dedekind's definition as a criterion for determining whether a given set is infinite by establishing a 1-1 correspondence between two inductive rules for generating â€œinfinite extensions,â€ one of which is an â€œextensional subsetâ€ of the other, we can't possibly learn anything we didn't already know when we applied the Ëœcriterionâ„¢ to two inductive rules.
Thanks, J.D. Yeah, I think your criterion is a good one.
I will attempt to redeem myself (maybe) by guessing that the criterion is their longevity.
In an early comment in that argument, Justice Kennedy did make a statement, in a combative tone, that avoiding race as a criterion is a very important principle to him.
The core idea is present in what he refers to as the criterion of reciprocity and the duty of civility.