Definitions:A standard to judge by. See Critic.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (s. & pl.) (singular, plural)
Usage examples:The public was becoming interested in the principles of dramatic construction and in the criteria of excellence.
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- The English Novel by
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