criteria

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Criteria is on the Academic Word List.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
criterion

Plural
criteria

  1. The plural form of criterion; more than one (kind of) criterion.
  2. (sometimes singular) Criteria are a set of principles that you use to judge something or decide about something.
    One of the criteria for measuring the success of a democracy is the percentage of people that vote in that society .
    The project proposal does not meet current criteria for approval.