Associations to the word «Benchmark»

Wiktionary

BENCHMARK, noun. A standard by which something is evaluated or measured.
BENCHMARK, noun. A surveyor's mark made on some stationary object and shown on a map; used as a reference point.
BENCHMARK, noun. (computing) A computer program that is executed to assess the performance of the runtime environment.
BENCHMARK, verb. (transitive) To measure the performance of (an item) relative to another similar item in an impartial scientific manner.

Dictionary definition

BENCHMARK, noun. A standard by which something can be measured or judged; "his painting sets the benchmark of quality".
BENCHMARK, noun. A surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point.

Wise words

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