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Definition of Benchmark

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criterion, measure; evaluation of computer performance (Computers); point of reference for comparison (especially a mark for measuring the level of a body of water against a standing structure, such as a bridge, etc.)
measure (such as the product of a competitor) according to indicated standards as to compare it with and improve own product
Benchmark Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

benchmark
n
1. a standard by which something can be measured or judged; "his painting sets the benchmark of quality"
2. a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point [syn: bench mark ]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a standard by which something can be measured or judged; "his painting sets the benchmark of quality"
(hypernym) standard, criterion, measure, touchstone
2. a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
(synonym) bench mark
(hypernym) reference point, point of reference, reference
Benchmark Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
The performance of a predetermined set of securities, used for comparison purposes. Such sets may be based on published indexes or may be customized to suit an investment strategy.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
A permanent reference mark for surveyors.
MONASH Marketing Dictionary
Definition of this term to be added in next version.
2004 (c) Copyright & Reprint Courtesy of the Dept. of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University; edited by Mr. Don Bradmore.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS INC
Exchange: NYSE
Not Available
BENCHMARK BANKSHARES
Exchange: OTCBB
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Benchmark Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
RF Electronics
A standard type of program against which similar programs can be compared.
Benchmark Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Vb Glossary 1.0
benchmark

A type of test used to measure hardware and software performance. Benchmark tests for software determine the efficiency, accuracy, or speed of a program in performing a particular task, such as recalculating data in a spreadsheet.
Jargon File
n. [techspeak] An inaccurate measure of computer performance. "In the computer industry, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and benchmarks." Well-known ones include Whetstone, Dhrystone, Rhealstone (see h), the Gabriel LISP benchmarks (see gabriel), the SPECmark suite, and LINPACK. See also machoflops, MIPS, smoke and mirrors.
Internet Glossary
A test used to compare performance of hardware and/or software. Many trade magazines have developed their own benchmark tests, which they use when reviewing a class of products. When comparing benchmark results, it is important to know exactly what the benchmarks are designed to test. A benchmark that tests graphics speed, for example, may be irrelevant to you if the type of graphical applications you use are different from those used in the test.

INTERNET TERMS&ACRONYMSV1.0
A standart program or set of programs which can be run on different computers to give an inaccurate measure of their performance.There are three kinds of lies in the computer industry:lies,damn lies,and benchmarks.
Benchmark Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Benchmark may refer to:


Business
  • Benchmark price, a point of reference for setting the price of a commodity
  • Benchmark (crude oil), used in pricing crude oil

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Benchmark Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Data used as a base for comparative purposes with comparable data.