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1 criterion

A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.

synonyms: measure, standard, touchstone.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 463: experiment; essay etc. (attempt) 675; analysis etc. (investigation) 461; screen; trial, tentative method, t=atonnement.    verification, ... show more

Roget 467: evidence; facts, premises, data, praecognita [Lat.], grounds.    indication etc. 550; criterion etc. (test) 463.    testimony, ... show more

Dutch: toetssteen, lengte, criterium, graadmeter, maatstaf, norm, normering, standaard
Polish: kryterium

2 criterion

The ideal in terms of which something can be judged.

synonym: standard.

Moby thesaurus: Procrustean law, acid test, adjudgment, antetype, antitype, archetype, assay, barometer, benchmark, biotype, blank determination, brouillon, canon, check, classic example, code, crucial test, crucible, degree, determination ... show more.

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