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criterion

Philosophy a defining characteristic of something

criterion

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1. A standard or rule on which a decision or judgment may be based, forming the basis for the establishment of acceptable limits of environmental conditions in buildings.
2. An established code, measure, norm, or rule upon which a decision may be based.
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Specifically, the amendment revised the criteria previously published by the Secretary of Defense by adding the word "surge" to criterion three.
Common Criteria was developed through collaboration among national security and standards organizations within Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, as a common standard to replace their existing security evaluation criteria.
The literature examining quality initiatives and their use of criteria sets will also be reviewed.
For each component the framework provides relevant, objective, complete and measurable criteria CPAs can use to evaluate and provide value-added services to an entity's privacy policies, communications, procedures and controls.
Online privacy has been part of the AICPA/CICA Trust Services, which also includes a core set of principles and criteria covering security, processing integrity, availability and confidentiality.
The workshop in Setubal aimed at reopening the debate to develop more specific guidance and acceptability criteria and a system that would support the use of (Q)SARs such that the guidance and acceptability criteria were actually applied when a (Q)SAR was used for chemicals management purposes.
The Copenhagen criteria imply the existence of a functioning democracy guaranteeing human and minority rights (political criteria), the existence of a functioning market economy able to cope with competitive pressure and market forces in the internal EU market (economic criteria) and the ability to take on the obligations of membership, including adherence to the aims of political, economic, and monetary union (criterion of adopting the acquis communautaire).
The Common Criteria evaluation technical reports produced by testing laboratories and validated by the NIAP CCEVS Validation Body are recognized by 14 other countries currently participating with the United States in the Arrangement on the Recognition of Common Criteria Certificates in the Field of Information Technology Security, signed during the First International Common Criteria Conference in May 2000.
3) "when death occurs is not simply an agreement about medical or biological criteria, but is also a social formulation".
The specific criteria that were assessed were: * proper use of data and other resources (Criterion A);
The trustee must initiate modification of the trust to conform with the domestic trust criteria by the due date (including extensions) for filing the trusts income tax return for its first tax year beginning after 1996.
The attempt to establish objective and uniform criteria for determining social worth is a hopeless endeavor.