What does Benchmark mean?

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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.

Suggested Resources

  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. Jamie Henn:

    If there's one thing the world has agreed upon about climate change it's 2 degrees should be the benchmark.

  2. Paul Keim:

    This genome is a benchmark, an essential part of our forensic arsenal, thanks to modern genetic sequencing.

  3. Alessandro Grattoni:

    Space is accelerating our research, it’s exciting knowing it’s actually going to be used by someone rather than just being a benchmark.

  4. 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.

  5. Najib Razak:

    Now there aren't any regulations, so there's no benchmark as to what's right and what's wrong, with this we can show that we are practicing the best practices.

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