Definitions for "bench mark"
Any permanent mark to which other levels may be referred.
A horizontal mark at the water's edge with reference to which the height of tides and floods may be measured.
a surveyer's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point.
Exemplary samples of performance or production.
something serving as a standard by which related items may be judged; as, his painting sets the benchmark of quality.
The standard by which something is measured against. In research, a benchmark is generally the first of a series of the same study done over time to measure change.
a test or series of tests designed to compare the qualities or performance of different devices of the same type. Certain sets of computer programs are much used as benchmarks for comparing the performance of different computers, especially by comparing the time it takes to complete a test.
To compare performance efficiency.