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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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Dictionary Results for criterion:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
criterion
    n 1: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which
         other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with
         federal standards"; "they set the measure for all
         subsequent work" [syn: standard, criterion, measure,
         touchstone]
    2: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they
       live by the standards of their community" [syn: criterion,
       standard]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Criterion \Cri*te"ri*on\ (kr?-t?"r?-?n), n.; pl. Criteria
   (-?), sometimes Criterions (-?nz). [Gr. ????? a means for
   judging, fr. ???? decider, judge, fr. ????? to separate. See
   Certain.]
   A standard of judging; any approved or established rule or
   test, by which facts, principles opinions, and conduct are
   tried in forming a correct judgment respecting them.
   [1913 Webster]

         Of the diseases of the mind there is no criterion.
                                                  --Donne.
   [1913 Webster]

         Inferences founded on such enduring criteria. --Sir G.
                                                  C. Lewis.

   Syn: Standard; measure; rule.
        [1913 Webster]

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