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benchmark

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noun bench·mark \ˈbench-ˌmärk\

Definition of benchmark

  1. 1 usually bench mark :  a mark on a permanent object (as a concrete post set into the ground) indicating elevation and serving as a reference in topographic surveys and tidal observations

  2. 2a :  a point of reference from which measurements may be madeb :  something that serves as a standard by which others may be measured or judged a stock whose performance is a benchmark against which other stocks can be measuredc :  a standardized problem or test that serves as a basis for evaluation or comparison (as of computer system performance)

Examples of benchmark in a sentence

  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

1813

First Known Use of benchmark

1813

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benchmark

verb bench·mark

Definition of benchmark

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

1952

First Known Use of benchmark

1952


BENCHMARK Defined for English Language Learners

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benchmark

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noun bench·mark \ˈbench-ˌmärk\

Definition of benchmark for English Language Learners

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



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