What is criterion?

  • (noun): A basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.
    Synonyms: standard, measure, touchstone
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on criterion:

Test Validity - Historical Background
... validity were commonly restricted to correlations of test scores with some known criterion ... and Meehl’s subsequent publication grouped predictive and concurrent validity into a "criterion-orientation", which eventually became criterion validity ... each of Messick’s aspects, and make no mention of the classical models’ content, criterion, and construct validities ...
Schwarzschild Criterion
... Discovered by Karl Schwarzschild, the Schwarzschild criterion is a criterion in astrophysics where a stellar medium is stable against convection where If a gas is unstable against convection then if an ... Therefore, the Schwarzschild criterion dictates whether an element of a star will rise or sink if displaced by random fluctuations within the star ... For the Schwarzschild criterion to hold the displaced element must have a bulk velocity which is highly subsonic ...
Mott Criterion
... The Mott criterion describes the critical point of the metal-insulator transition ... The criterion is If the criterion is satisfied (i.e ...
Criterion - Companies
... Criterion Capital Partners, a global company which runs the social network Bebo Criterion Planners, an American urban and regional planning firm ...
Computational Creativity - Defining Creativity in Computational Terms
... and the product-perspective described earlier criterion (1) characterizes the two most important qualities of a creative product, while criteria (2) – (4) characterize the attitude ... Though no criterion is likely to be either necessary or sufficient, criterion (1) is perhaps the most common hallmark of creativity and thus serves to anchor the others ... From a search perspective, criterion (1) characterizes the goal or end-state of a computational search, criterion (4) characterizes the starting state from which the ...

More definitions of "criterion":

  • (noun): The ideal in terms of which something can be judged.
    Synonyms: standard

Famous quotes containing the word criterion:

    If we are to take for the criterion of truth the majority of suffrages, they ought to be gotten from those philosophic and patriotic citizens who cultivate their reason.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    I divide all literary works into two categories: Those I like and those I don’t like. No other criterion exists for me.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Faith in reason as a prime motor is no longer the criterion of the sound mind, any more than faith in the Bible is the criterion of righteous intention.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)