Criterion

n. A standard, rule, or test on which a decision or judgment can be made.

Synonyms

principle

benchmark

standard

norm

Antonyms

probability

change

possibility

guess

Examples

Sentences

1. Judges must evaluate all criterion before making a decision about the case.

2. Teachers need to check off all of the criterion that was followed, in order to grade a student's work.

Example of Criterion in the Media

Umbridge fires Trelawney