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Synonyms for criterionkraɪˈtɪər i ən; -ˈtɪər i ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standard, criterion, measure, touchstone(noun)

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

    "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"

    measure, standard, measuring stick, metre, quantity, meter, amount, mensuration, monetary standard, measuring, criterion, step, bill, measurement, bar, beat, banner, cadence, measuring rod, touchstone

  2. criterion, standard(noun)

    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged

    "they live by the standards of their community"

    monetary standard, banner, measure, criterion, standard, touchstone

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. criterion(n.)

    standard, test, touchstone, measure, rule

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

criteria, test, yardstick, approach, standard, requirement, benchmark, discretion

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