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cri·te·ri·on

, pl.

cri·te·ri·a

(krī-tēr'ē-on, crī-tēr-ē-ă), Do not use the plural form criteria as a singular noun, or the singular form criterion as a plural noun.
1. A standard or rule for judging; usually plural (that is, criteria) to denote a set of standards or rules.
2. In psychology, a standard such as school grades against which test scores on intelligence tests or other measured behaviors are validated.
3. A list of manifestations of a disease or disorder, a certain number of which must be present to warrant diagnosis in a given patient.
[G. kritērion, a standard]

criterion

[krītir′ē·ən] pl. criteria
Etymology: Gk, kriterion, a means for judging
a standard or rule by which something may be judged, such as a health condition, or a diagnosis established. Criteria are sets of rules or principles against which something may be measured, such as health care practices.

cri·te·ri·on

, pl. criteria (krī-tēr'ē-ŏn, -ă)
1. A standard or rule for judging; usually plural (criteria) denoting a set of standards or rules.
2. psychology A standard such as school grades against which test scores on intelligence tests or other measured behaviors are validated.
3. A list of manifestations of a disease or disorder, a certain number of which must be present to warrant diagnosis in a given patient.
[G. kritērion, a standard]

cri·te·ri·on

, pl. criteria (krī-tēr'ē-ŏn, -ă)
Standard or rule for judging; usually plural (i.e., criteria) to denote a set of standards or rules applicable to dentistry and dental procedures.
[G. kritērion, a standard]

Patient discussion about criterion

Q. what are the criteria for fibromyalgia. Am I affected by fibromyalgia? I am at a loss to conclude because many say different symptoms and signs of fibromyalgia. So what are the criteria for fibromyalgia?

A. It’s always better to know the basic signs about a disease which will help us to take precaution. Regarding fibromyalgia a person can be diagnosed if they have the following signs and symptoms: pain in at least 11 different tender points. What are tender points? Tender points are areas along the skin that are painful to the touch and which overlie areas of joint and soft tissue pain. These tender points can be in the following areas: hips, knees, neck, shoulders, elbows and chest. They can also be on either side of the body. In addition to a specified number of tender points, an individual must also have had a long-term history of pain lasting for at least 3 months. Of course, symptoms that are typically associated with fibromyalgia also include muscle and joint stiffness upon awakening or after sitting in a fixed position for a prolonged length of time, headaches and facial pain (migraines, TMJ), sleep problems, memory lapses, confusion, digestive problems and mood disorders.

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Tse makes several different claims as to why criterial causation is mental causation.
If we take science as criterial for deciding what exists, the natural world is what is real.
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The principal criterial feature that turns a collection of communicative events into a genre is some shared set of communicative purposes (Swales 1990: 46).
And I would want to say: The difference between real and imaginary, between existence and absence is not a criterial difference, not one of recognition.
Bandura (1986, 1997) argued that researchers should follow theoretical guidelines regarding specificity of self-efficacy assessment and correspondence with criterial tasks.
Students were asked to think-aloud to determine their level-of-understanding while problem-solving during baseline conditions and after reaching criterial performance on assessment measures.
This contribution is not trivial, if state jurisprudence wishes to take indigenous definitions as criterial, for as Stanner (1969:2, quoted in Rigsby 1998:34) observed years ago, land in indigenous Australia 'was much more than property in our sense; ownership was more intrinsic; title, right and possession were embedded in different doctrines; and use and occupation were articulated into a highly distinctive body of social habits'.
For these criterial groups, the FES scale scores of their daughters and sons were first compared using the MANOVA procedure for overall effect of parents' TABP on the adolescents' perception of the family.
65) The Court rejected that view, holding that states may impose any conditions which are reasonably necessary to enforce not only specific chemical or numeric criteria in water quality standards, but also narrative criterial which the Court described as "open-ended" and "broad," pointing out that Washington's standards even specify that "[a]esthetic values shall not be impaired.

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