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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Benchmark — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El benchmark es una técnica utilizada para medir el rendimiento de un sistema o componente del mismo, frecuentemente en comparación con el cual se refiere específicamente a la acción de ejecutar un benchmark. La… … Wikipedia Español
benchmark — This is a busy word with an interesting history and some recent developments. In its original physical meaning it referred to a wedge shaped incision made by surveyors in a vertical surface so that a bracket could be inserted to form a bench or… … Modern English usage
benchmark — enchmark, bench mark ench mark (Surveying) 1. Any permanent mark to which other levels may be referred. such as: (a) A horizontal mark at the water s edge with reference to which the height of tides and floods may be measured. (b) a surveyer s… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
benchmark — ● benchmark nom masculin (de l anglais benchmark, référence) Valeur de référence, généralement un emprunt d État, choisie pour estimer le prix d autres valeurs qui présentent des caractéristiques communes … Encyclopédie Universelle
benchmark — (izg. bȅnčmark) m DEFINICIJA inform. sustav mjerenja ili standard SINTAGMA benchmark program program koji mjeri brzinu i djelotvornost računalnih operacija; mjerni program ETIMOLOGIJA engl … Hrvatski jezični portal
benchmark — (n.) also bench mark, surveyor s point of reference, 1838, from a specialized surveyors use of BENCH (Cf. bench) + MARK (Cf. mark) (1); figurative sense is from 1884 … Etymology dictionary
benchmark — /ˈbɛntʃmark, ingl. ˈbɛntʃˌmɑːk/ [nell uso fig. di «segno (mark) sul banco di lavoro (bench)»] s. m. inv. parametro di riferimento … Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione
benchmark — [n] reference point criterion, gauge, measure, standard, touchstone, yardstick; concept 688 … New thesaurus
benchmark — ► NOUN 1) a standard or point of reference. 2) a surveyor s mark cut in a wall and used as a reference point in measuring altitudes … English terms dictionary
benchmark — (1) A standard of comparison used for judging performance. For example, the return from a bond portfolio may be compared to the return from a benchmark instrument or portfolio. In this context, a nearly risk free benchmark or one that closely… … Financial and business terms