Article »

criterion - vocabulary

This Grammar.com article is about criterion - vocabulary — enjoy your reading!

criterion - noun

A standard, rule, or principle by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.

Note:  The word criterion is singular. Though criterions is an acceptable plural form, most usage panels and writers use criteria as the plural. The plural criteria, which often appears in the singular in speech, should never be used as a singular in proper writing.

Up to 25 percent of people in whom psychiatrists would currently diagnose depression may only be reacting normally to stressful events such as a divorce or losing a job, according to a new analysis that reexamined how the standard diagnostic criteria are used.

—Shankar Vedantam "Criteria for Depression Are Too Broad, Researchers Say” Washington Post, April 3, 2007

Note: You may download the Grammar eBook Build Your Vocabulary and get all 406 vocabulary words.

 

Next Word: culpable Previous Word: credible, credulous

Have a discussion about this article with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this article to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"criterion - vocabulary." Grammar.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 22 Nov. 2017. <http://www.grammar.com/criterion-vocabulary>.

Free Writing Tool:

Instant
Grammar Checker

Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing -- and it's FREE!


Improve your writing now:

Download Grammar eBooks

It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.