metacriterion

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

meta- +‎ criterion

NounEdit

metacriterion (plural metacriteria)

  1. A criterion used to choose between other criteria.
    • 1997, Eric Mark Kramer, Modern/postmodern: Off the Beaten Path of Antimodernism (page 20)
      If there must be a strict hierarchy, then one must ask what metacriteria should be used to determine which morality is best, which behavior most appropriate, which culture most "natural," "holy," or "reasonable."
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