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English definition of “benchmark”

benchmark

noun [C]     /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.Quality and standard benchmark     adjective a benchmark caseSamples and examples
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