# Does “determination condition ” make sense?

I am trying to explain a flow chart.

In step 1, a determination is made whether the temperature is above 10 degree Celsius. If the determination condition is met, the process proceeds to step 2 where...

After I searched on Google, I found that the word "determination condition" is commonly used by non-natives, but hardly used by natives.

I know that "If the temperature is above 10 degree, the process proceeds to..." is better, but I want to use such an expression as "the determination condition is met" if possible.

• Actually, 'If the condition is met' would have been enough. Since one sentence immediately follows the other, it is quite clear which condition you're referring to – crizzis Apr 6 at 20:19
• Yes, there is no need to repeat the word determination. – Lambie Apr 6 at 21:35
• But flowcharts don't use plain-language explanations like that. It would simply be Is the temperature above 10 degrees? Yes (arrow to one box). No (arrow to a different box). In other words, the point of a flowchart is that it provides its own graphical explanation. – Jason Bassford Apr 6 at 21:54

## 1 Answer

You could just say "the condition", or "that condition". There's no need for it to have a special label.

• Hm, what's the difference between a condition and a criterion? – Anton Sherwood Apr 7 at 0:36
• @AntonSherwood mostly that condition is a more everyday word. – SamBC Apr 7 at 8:45
• In some senses, yes, but in the logical sense? – Anton Sherwood Apr 9 at 19:12
• @AntonSherwood The singular criterion is not commonly used. Lots of people only seem to use the plural. But yes, in the logical sense, people use condition(s) more than criterion and criteria in everyday speech, in my experience. – SamBC Apr 9 at 19:52