criterion noun

ADJ. sole | main | strict, stringent | objective | eligibility, selection

QUANT. range, set

VERB + CRITERION fulfil, meet, satisfy She failed to meet the stringent selection criteria. | establish, lay down | adopt, apply, use The other groups agreed to adopt our criteria.

PREP. according to a/the ~ Team members will be selected according to strict criteria. | by a/the ~ By this criterion, very few people are suitable. | ~ for The report lays down criteria for disciplining staff. | ~ of What are the criteria of success for a training scheme?