Synonyms of criterion


1. standard, criterion, measure, touchstone, system of measurement, metric

usage: 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"

2. criterion, standard, ideal

usage: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"

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