criterion
[ krahy-teer-ee-uhn ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
from Greek kritērion ‘means of judging’, from kritēs (critic)
Synonyms
  • benchmark
  • norm
  • precedent
  • principle
  • proof
  • yardstick
Antonyms
  • change
  • conjecture
  • guess
  • possibility
Definition
a standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something
Example
The teacher requested that the students check the criterion before submitting their assignment.
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