criterion


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

criterion

Philosophy a defining characteristic of something

criterion

cripples, 1
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.
References in classic literature ?
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.
COAs are ranked based on various criteria and for each criterion are assigned numerical "places" of 1 through the number of COAs that exist, with 1 being assigned to the most desirable COA for a particular criterion.
As part of the acquisition, Image also negotiated exclusive distribution rights for the prestigious Criterion Collection through 2010, which has included such films as ``The Life Aquatic'' and ``Hoop Dreams.
Specifically, the amendment revised the criteria previously published by the Secretary of Defense by adding the word "surge" to criterion three.
For Consumer WebWatch, credibility is the principal criterion from which proper evaluations of a Web site can be made.
The level-of-debt criterion is currently being met by almost all acceding countries.
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 should be noted that minimal instruction was given in Criterion B, and no instruction was given in Criterion D.
Should criminal status be a criterion for determining who is eligible for transplantation?
Because there is a lack of clarity over whether "significant involvement" applies to management as well as policy direction, criterion 2 was left at "at least one person with a disability" rather than 51%.