criteria / criterion

criteria / criterion
   Criterion is singular: There is only one criterion for this job.
   Criteria is plural: Several criteria need to be met in order for us to move forward.

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  • criteria / criterion —    Criterion is singular: There is only one criterion for this job.    Criteria is plural: Several criteria need to be met in order for us to move forward …   Confused words

  • criteria, criterion —     The sole criteria now is personal merit/ an immigration official said (Independent). She should have said criterion. Remember: one criterion, two criteria …   Dictionary of troublesome word

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  • criterion — meaning ‘a principle or standard by which something is judged’, has a plural criteria. This plural form is often taken to be singular, a use that is not standard: • A report…will tell councillors that the bidding criteria has significantly… …   Modern English usage

  • criterion — ► NOUN (pl. criteria) ▪ a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided. DERIVATIVES criterial adjective. USAGE The singular form is criterion and the plural form is criteria. Do not use criteria as if it were a singular, as… …   English terms dictionary

  • criterion — UK US /kraɪˈtɪəriən/ noun [C] (plural criteria) ► a standard by which you judge, decide about, or deal with something: »Pay is a very important criterion for job satisfaction. »When employing new staff, you need to be very clear about your… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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