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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]