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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A surveyor's indicator on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point; A standard by which something can be measured or judged.

Usage examples (36)
  • His painting sets the benchmark of quality
  • If sea levels rise, the benchmark is their levels now.
  • If inflation rises, the benchmark is its level now.
  • The benchmark is set by Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. for more
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