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benchmark

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noun bench·mark \ˈbench-ˌmärk\

Simple Definition of benchmark

  • : something that can be used as a way to judge the quality or level of other, similar things

Full Definition of benchmark

  1. 1 usually bench mark :  a mark on a permanent object indicating elevation and serving as a reference in topographic surveys and tidal observations

  2. 2 a :  a point of reference from which measurements may be made b :  something that serves as a standard by which others may be measured or judged c :  a standardized problem or test that serves as a basis for evaluation or comparison (as of computer system performance)

Examples of benchmark

  1. a stock whose performance is a benchmark against which other stocks can be measured

  2. <this prize-winning biography will be the benchmark against which all others will be judged in future years>



Circa 1842

First Known Use of benchmark

circa 1842

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benchmark

verb bench·mark

Definition of benchmark

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to study (as a competitor's product or business practices) in order to improve the performance of one's own company



1972

First Known Use of benchmark

1972



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