criterion


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criterion

Philosophy a defining characteristic of something
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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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But by his own confession in the above passage, his criterion for distinguishing them is not always adequate.
But I believe that this criterion fails in very much the same instances as those in which Hume's criterion fails in its original form.
The cases of dreams and fever-delirium are as hard to adjust to Professor Stout's modified criterion as to Hume's.
On trying the Constitution by this criterion, it falls under the NATIONAL, not the FEDERAL character; though perhaps not so completely as has been understood.
Thus comparing the outcome of the two GDM groups diagnosed only by one single criterion is needed.
A -850mVcse polarized potential criterion, typically measured as an instant-off potential, when the cathodic protection current is interrupted, was included along with the original -850mVcse "current-applied" criterion.
2) "brain death" as a criterion for determining the death of a person "is perhaps justification in the context of organ donation and transplantation."
It would seem an obvious criterion to most librarians struggling with budgets that are inadequate to provide for the purchase of the never-ending flow of desirable information products.
The authors argue that, from an ethical standpoint, the best single criterion upon which one can base an allocation decision is that of merit, defined as the potential to benefit from the investment of additional resources.
Meeting the purpose criterion demonstrates that the activity's purpose includes accomplishing program or management and general functions.
Furthermore, to better explain action pattern differences of these student groups, a step-wise discriminant analysis was conducted using membership in student clusters as the criterion variable and the 21 actions as predictors.