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noun [countable] [usually plural] criterion pronunciation in British English /kraɪˈtɪəriən/
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  1. a standard that is used for judging something or for making a decision about something
    fulfil/meet/satisfy a criterion: Everyone whose qualifications meet our criteria will be considered.
    criterion for: What criteria do you have for selecting patients for treatment?


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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