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BENCHMARK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does benchmark mean? 

BENCHMARK (noun)
  The noun BENCHMARK has 2 senses:

1. a standard by which something can be measured or judged
2. a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point

  Familiarity information: BENCHMARK used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BENCHMARK (noun)


Sense 1benchmark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A standard by which something can be measured or judged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

his painting sets the benchmark of quality

Hypernyms ("benchmark" is a kind of...):

criterion; measure; standard; touchstone (a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated)


Sense 2benchmark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

bench mark; benchmark

Hypernyms ("benchmark" is a kind of...):

point of reference; reference; reference point (an indicator that orients you generally)


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