Benchmark may refer to:
Benchmark (surveying), a point of reference for a measurement
Benchmark (crude oil), a reference for and discussion of cost and/or pricing of petroleum, such as Brent Crude and West Texas Intermediate in terms of benchmarks based on classification differences.
Benchmark (computing), the result of running a computer program, or a set of programs, in order to assess the relative performance of an object by running a number of standard tests and trials against it
Benchmarking (geolocating), a sport similar to geocaching in which participants individually go out and find benchmarks
*Benchmarks (geology), signposts in the
geologic recordknown as Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Points (GSSP) and also Global Standard Stratigraphic Ages (GSSA).
Benchmarking, the process used in management in which organizations evaluate various aspects of their processes in relation to the best practice, usually within their own sector
Benchmark Capital, a venture capital firm behind various startups, such as (and including) eBay.
The term "benchmark" originates from the chiseled horizontal marks that surveyors made, into which an angle-iron could be placed to bracket ("bench") a levelling rod, thus ensuring that the levelling rod can be repositioned in exactly the same place in the future.
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