Meaning of BENCHMARK in English

BENCHMARK

transcription, транскрипция: [ bentʃmɑ:(r)k ]

also bench mark

( benchmarks)

A benchmark is something whose quality or quantity is known and which can therefore be used as a standard with which other things can be compared.

The truck industry is a benchmark for the economy.

= yardstick

N-COUNT : usu sing , oft N for n

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