[krahy-teer-ee-uh n] /kraɪˈtɪər i ən/
noun, plural criteria
[krahy-teer-ee-uh] /kraɪˈtɪər i ə/ (Show IPA), criterions.
a standard of judgment or criticism; a rule or principle for evaluating or testing something.
noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə), -rions
a standard by which something can be judged or decided
(philosophy) a defining characteristic of something
1660s, from Latinized form of Greek kriterion “means for judging, standard,” from krites “judge,” from PIE root *krei- (see crisis). Used in English as a Greek word from 1610s.
- Criterion apple
noun a slightly tart yellow apple highlighted with red blush, shaped like a Red Delicious Usage Note cooking
crithidia cri·thid·i·a (krə-thĭd’ē-ə) n. The stage of development of certain flagellate parasites of vertebrates in the insect host, such as the multiplying form of the agent of African sleeping sickness in the tsetse fly.
noun divination by scattering grain, meal, or flour over sacrificed animals Word Origin Greek ‘barley-corn’
[krit-ik] /ˈkrɪt ɪk/ noun 1. a person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes: a poor critic of men. 2. a person who judges, evaluates, or analyzes literary or artistic works, dramatic or musical performances, or the like, especially for a newspaper or magazine. 3. a person who tends too readily to make captious, trivial, or harsh […]