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benchmark

noun [C] uk   /ˈbentʃ.mɑːk/  us   /-mɑːrk/
a level of quality that can be used as a standard when comparing other things: Her outstanding performances set a new benchmark for singers throughout the world.
benchmark
adjective uk   us  
a benchmark case

benchmark

verb [T] uk   /ˈbentʃ.mɑːk/  us   /-mɑːrk/
to measure the quality of something by comparing it with something else of an accepted standard: His reports said that all schools should be benchmarked against the best.
benchmarking
noun [U] uk   /ˈbentʃˌmɑː.kɪŋ/  us   /-ˌmɑːr-/
rigorous benchmarking of research performance a benchmarking system to help consumers
Translations of “benchmark”
in Chinese (Traditional) 基準(點)…
in Russian эталон…
in Turkish kalite seviyesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基准(点)…
in Polish standard…
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