benchmark index Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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benchmark indexnoun [C]

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STOCK MARKET, FINANCE a set of ​shareprices that is used as the ​standard for comparing the ​values of other ​shares: The FTSE 100, the ​benchmarkindex of Britain’s ​blue-chipcompanies, ​experienced its worst ​performance since 1984.
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