ETYM Greek, a means for judging, from krinein to separate. Related to Certain.
(Irregular plural: criteria).
The ideal in terms of which something can be judged; SYN. standard.
The, English quarterly literary review 1922–39 edited by T S Eliot. His poem The Waste Land was published in its first issue. It also published W H Auden, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and D H Lawrence, and introduced the French writers Marcel Proust and Paul Valéry to English-language readers.