Definition of Benchmark

1. Noun. A standard by which something can be measured or judged. "His painting sets the benchmark of quality"

Generic synonyms: Criterion, Measure, Standard, Touchstone



2. Noun. A surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point.
Exact synonyms: Bench Mark
Generic synonyms: Point Of Reference, Reference, Reference Point

Definition of Benchmark

1. Noun. A standard by which something is evaluated or measured. ¹

2. Noun. A surveyor's mark made on some stationary object and shown on a map; used as a reference point. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To measure the performance of (an item) relative to another similar item in an impartial scientific manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Benchmark

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Benchmark

bench warmers
bench warrant
bench warrants
benched
bencher
benchers
benches
benching
benchings
benchland
benchlands
benchless
benchlet
benchlets
benchlike
benchmark (current term)
benchmarkable
benchmarked
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benchmarkers
benchmarketing
benchmarking
benchmarkings
benchmarks
benchpress
benchpresses
benchtop
benchtops
benchwarmer
benchwarmers

Literary usage of Benchmark

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Physics of Plutonium Recycling: A Report by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (1995)
"The benchmark is for a single BWR MOX fuel assembly lattice, which tests the ... In addition to these fundamental calculations, the benchmark tests derived ..."

2. Institutional Investors in the New Financial Landscape by H. J. Blommestein, Norbert Funke (1998)
"The benchmark There are two different, and complementary, perspectives on the definition of a benchmark. The first one, which I will call the economic ..."

3. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2005)
"Moreover, their uncertainty component due to the assumptions on models and data recommended in the benchmark specifications is evaluated by means of ..."

4. Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the Task Force on Shielding Aspects of by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2004)
"SS. and Concrete .Phase I ha.st Reactor w/ Mild Steel. SS. Sodium. Polyethylene. Lead Karlsruhe Iron Sphere benchmark Experiment ..."

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