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    Unhappy technical terms

    Could someone tell me what are differences among criterion, standard, and specification?

    I'm currently translating a technical document (test report) regarding an auto component.

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    Re: technical terms

    These are very close terms and often used interchangeably. Sometimes there is a slight difference due to context.

    In manufacturing a standard is something you must meet and a specification is the customers standard. When you order something you "specify" a standard that must be met.

    A criterion is one of several criteria and is the same as a standard or specification. The criteria are a set of standards.

    I hope this helps,

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