as in criterion
something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared according to the usual metrics by which we judge fiction, this novel is an utter failure

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“Metric.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/metric. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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