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bench·mark [or] bench mark

benchmark [or] bench mark

bench mark
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a point of reference for judging value, quality, change, or the like; standard to which others can be compared.
We use the national average on these tests as a benchmark so that we can evaluate our own school's performance.The team of that year established a benchmark for success in the sport that all later teams have tried to live up to.
definition 2: in surveying, a permanent mark at a known position and elevation, used as a reference point for other measurements.
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