1. criterion

noun. ['kraɪˈtɪriːən'] a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.


  • ordered series
  • touchstone
  • GPA
  • yardstick
  • baseline
  • gauge
  • grade point average
  • procrustean bed
  • measure
  • earned run average
  • monetary system
  • procrustean standard
  • ERA
  • medium of exchange
  • metric
  • standard of measurement
  • standard
  • procrustean rule
  • norm
  • graduated table
  • system of measurement
  • benchmark
  • scale of measurement


  • unorthodox
  • abnormal
  • irregular
  • uncommon


  • criterion (Latin)
  • κριτήριον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Criterion

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  • presbyterian
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  • hanoverian
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How do you pronounce criterion?

Pronounce criterion as kraɪˈtɪriən.

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Sentences with criterion

1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes about criterion

1. The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
- Denis Waitley

2. [When a religious couple wrote to Sagan about fulfilled prophecies, he wrote back in May 1996:]If ‘fulfilled prophecy’ is your criterion, why do you not believe in materialistic science, which has an unparalleled record of fulfilled prophecy? Consider, for example, eclipses.
- Carl Sagan

3. It is He Who sent down to thee, in truth, the Book (Quran), confirming what went before it; and He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind, and He sent down the criterion (Quran) (of judgment between right and wrong). - Holy Quran 3:3
- Anonymous, The Quran / القرآن الكريم

2. criterion

noun. ['kraɪˈtɪriːən'] the ideal in terms of which something can be judged.


  • control condition
  • design criteria
  • standard
  • ideal


  • inactivity
  • standard
  • nonstandard
  • criticize


  • criterion (Latin)
  • κριτήριον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))