or bench mark
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for benchmark
He was a benchmark, a mentor as an artist and as a man, and I just loved him with all my heart.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here's a key to understand the graph of accuracy: ● Lab: The polysomnograph, the benchmark for the other three.
Using the three states with the lowest mortality rate as the benchmark, they determined where the system breakdown begins.
They represent a benchmark for what an average, well-educated student on track for college should know.
If insurers beat their benchmark by 3-8 percent, they have to split that extra revenue with the federal government.
They set a standard which has remained the benchmark of Virginia political ethics.The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783|Virginia State Dept. of Education
British Dictionary definitions for benchmark
- a criterion by which to measure something; standard; reference point
- (as modifier)a benchmark test