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benchmark

(bench′mark″)
1. A criterion of quality or service in health care, usually expressed as a measurable standard.
2. A reference standard or basis for comparison that serves as a definition of a norm.

benchmark

a point of reference about which comparisons can be made.
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The new levelling provided the determination of the height difference between the tail water level and the headwater level on HPP Medvode and HPP Vrhovo, ensured a unified height basis to perform all design works and future building of HPPs on the Middle Sava River and determined the potential vertical displacements of bench marks that were stabilised in the area (Fig.
Each new tree (target tree) is located by measuring the distances to three previously located trees (reference trees) or bench marks.
In addition, to bench mark, supervise as well as assure for its existing data centre, Digital Realty would be utilizing the NABERS suite of rating tools.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Wednesday showed intense buying and its bench mark 100-index crossed barriers of 22300 points.
For over 275 years, Barton and Guestier has been the bench mark for well made accessible wine from France.
On behalf of Massillon I also want to thank Wally Zawadowicz and Natalie Lambert of Tinnerman Palnut's Hamilton Operation for allowing us to bench mark its successful ISO14001 System.
We are delighted to announce our long term association with Gulfstream, whose world-wide reputation for quality products and services has become a bench mark for the aviation industry, said Jerry Schlesinger, API President and Chief Executive Officer.
KARACHI -- Bearish trend prevailed in Karachi stock market on Monday as its bench mark KSE-100 index shed 208.
Through a rigorous portfolio risk management process we've begun to achieve the first step in attaining that goal, which is to reduce volatility in historical performance, compared to the volatility in the bench mark and the peer group," meaning the fluctuation in the funds' rates of return appears to be less dramatic.
We are delighted to be associated with a company such as Gulfstream, whose world-wide reputation for quality products and services has become a bench mark for the aviation industry.
Butterwick added, "Our agreement with Volvo Finance is a bench mark for ATC, by firmly solidifying our position as the industry's leading online remarketer.