A standard or test by which individual things or people may be compared and judged. (noun)
Examples of word criterion
If we try to apply Dedekind's definition as a criterion for determining whether a given set is infinite by establishing a 1-1 correspondence between two inductive rules for generating “infinite extensions,” one of which is an “extensional subset” of the other, we can't possibly learn anything we didn't already know when we applied the ˜criterion™ to two inductive rules.
Thanks, J.D. Yeah, I think your criterion is a good one.
I will attempt to redeem myself (maybe) by guessing that the criterion is their longevity.
In an early comment in that argument, Justice Kennedy did make a statement, in a combative tone, that avoiding race as a criterion is a very important principle to him.
The core idea is present in what he refers to as the criterion of reciprocity and the duty of civility.