criterion

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A standard by which something can be judged or decided. In a typical context, there is more than one criterion under consideration and thus the plural 'critieria' is more commonly encountered.

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The Board of Directors had strong opinions about the merger, but for Zachary, the only criterion that mattered was exactly how much money he would receive.
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Based on your job application submitted to our company, we we feel the criterion demonstrated in your previous occupation is of the highest regard.
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The criterion for success of the new product was that it would sell at least 5,000 units before the autumn of 2014.
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