criteria criteria  /kraɪ ˈtɪ ri ə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
  2. (n) the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

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  1. Using that criteria, PTI's editors named the iconic and transforming scientist, Albert Einstein, as Person of the Century.
  2. Not surprisingly, those who met standard inclusion criteria for a clinical trial had significantly better outcomes on the drug.
  3. The budgetary criteria for membership will also restrict the ability of national governments to increase spending or cut taxes during economic downturns.

News

  1. Fitch Updates Structured Finance Criteria for Rating Caps and Limitations; No Rating Impact

    Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: Criteria for Rating Caps and Limitations in Global Structured Finance Transactions: http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?r
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. City council approves tax abatement criteria for Roosevelt School project

    The Ames City Council has approved the criteria needed for the Roosevelt school re-development project to be eligible for a tax abatement. The council voted on two different issues concerning the project during its meeting Tuesday. The first was to determine if the project would be eligible for tax abatement.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Ames Tribune

  3. Council approves tax abatement criteria for Roosevelt project

    The Ames City Council has approved the criteria needed for the Roosevelt school re-development project to be eligible for a tax abatement. The council voted on two different issues concerning the project during its meeting Tuesday. The first was to determine if the project would be eligible for tax abatement.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Ames Tribune

Quotes

  1. "While he is certainly conservative, Judge Mukasey seems to be the kind of nominee who would put rule of law first and show independence from the White House, our most important criteria," Schumer said Sunday. "He's a lot better than some of...
    on Sep 16, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: Forbes

  2. "Golf and rugby scored high on all 33 criteria," Rogge said, adding this was still a proposal and it needed to be validated.
    on Aug 13, 2009 By: Jacques Rogge Source: Reuters India

  3. "Everybody can reasonably say they were better this year because of what he did," Lakers guard Derek Fisher said. "He met the so-called criteria by elevating his teammates' games."
    on May 6, 2008 By: Derek Fisher Source: CBC.ca

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