What does Benchmark mean?

Definitions for Benchmark

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. benchmark(noun)

    a standard by which something can be measured or judged

    "his painting sets the benchmark of quality"

  2. benchmark, bench mark(noun)

    a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point


  1. benchmark(Noun)

    A standard by which something is evaluated or measured.

  2. benchmark(Noun)

    A surveyor's mark made on some stationary object and shown on a map; used as a reference point.

  3. benchmark(Verb)

    To measure the performance of (an item) relative to another similar item in an impartial scientific manner.


  1. Benchmark

    In computing, a benchmark is the act of running a computer program, a set of programs, or other operations, in order to assess the relative performance of an object, normally by running a number of standard tests and trials against it. The term 'benchmark' is also mostly utilized for the purposes of elaborately-designed benchmarking programs themselves. Benchmarking is usually associated with assessing performance characteristics of computer hardware, for example, the floating point operation performance of a CPU, but there are circumstances when the technique is also applicable to software. Software benchmarks are, for example, run against compilers or database management systems. Benchmarks provide a method of comparing the performance of various subsystems across different chip/system architectures. Test suites are a type of system intended to assess the correctness of software.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. benchmark

    [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, the SPECmark suite, and LINPACK. See also machoflops, MIPS, smoke and mirrors.

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  1. benchmark

    The benchmark symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the benchmark symbol and its characteristic.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Benchmark in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Benchmark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. World Bank economist Morisset:

    If the port was as efficient as Mombasa, which is certainly not a great benchmark, the country would make almost $2 billion profit gain per year.

  2. Brian Battle:

    We're kind of tapping our foot for tomorrow's non-farm payroll, the Federal Reserve made it very clear they're going to raise rates but its going to be data dependent. It's one of the benchmark numbers they're looking at.

  3. Rory McIlroy:

    I did have posters of him on my wall and I did idolize him, really, i think if you ask a lot of golfers that are my generation, he was the benchmark. He was the inspiration for us to go out and try to be the best that we could be.

  4. Carissima Mathen:

    The charter provides a framework for argument, it provides a benchmark and now, 30 years on, it provides a whole body of case law such that if the court wanted to go in a radically different direction, it would have to explain itself.

  5. Charles Howell III:

    Tiger Woods was the reason that working out become popular, these( younger) guys, it's like they used him as a benchmark. When I came out, Tiger Woods had this massive intimidation factor. Now it's like Tiger Woods is the one who pushed them along and trained them. The dynamic is weird, but probably a guy my age would be more intimidated by Tiger Woods than a guy who is just now coming out.

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Translations for Benchmark

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Maßstab, Höhenfestpunkt, KriteriumGerman
  • punto de referenciaSpanish
  • repère, critère, point de référenceFrench
  • szintjelHungarian
  • riferimentoItalian
  • אמת מידהHebrew
  • ijkpunt, maatstafDutch
  • ponto de referênciaPortuguese
  • мерило, репер, стандарт, показатель, критерий, эталонный тестRussian
  • etapëAlbanian
  • måttstock, fixpunkt, riktmärkeSwedish

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