benchmark

Definitions (2)

1. A standard, used for comparison. For example, the Nasdaq may be used as a benchmark against which the performance of a technology stock is compared.
2. A permanently affixed mark that establishes exact elevation; surveyors use benchmarks to measure site elevations or as starting points for surveys.

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He set the benchmark for how the rest of the team should perform and all the other players took the challenge head on.

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The student were forced to take the Study Island benchmark in preparation for their State-regulated test which was only a week away.

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Rachel new the industry benchmark in major gift fundraising was having 15 prospect visits a month, therefore she worked hard to schedule at least that many meetings every month.

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