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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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2) in HPP Medvode and HPP Bostanj, thereby being able to determine tail water and headwater levels; the Table 7 shows data on bench mark heights before and after the levelling line campaign.
Barbara Hayes, chair of the Ecumenical Council on Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) in London, England, said: "The Global Bench Marks will help us concentrate on key issues with our global partners.
After 10 years of intensive international work, the Globalizing the Principles Network released "Principles for Global Corporate Responsibility: Bench Marks for Measuring Business Performance," the work of a diverse global coalition of religious organizations and advocacy groups.
Series like 24, Oz, The West Wing and The Sopranos are the bench marks for quality drama.
A report from the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), titled "Invoice Accuracy: 2000 Industry Survey and Bench marks," conducted by Prime Consulting Group Inc.
The agreed upon objectives should then be available for teachers to use as bench marks for instruction.
By this method, the ruptured faces of a tensile specimen are carefully fitted together and the bench marks measured.
Given the increased demand for greater corporate accountability, CPAs should consider three recent reports that identify bench marks for judging audit committee effectiveness.
00 MCD on the Land or upto the maximum width available, whichever is more, marking the Contours at 1 Mtr interval from Landside to Sea/Creek side, marking the prominent land marks and features, temporary/emergent/short term and long term coastal protection works, openings, Nallas, Water Courses, Shoreline, High Water Line, Transferring the GTS Bench Marks on top of RCC/PCC Pillars fixed at an interval of 500 Mtr each, marking all the points/locations with respect to Latitude/Longitude and Chaingaes in Kilometers, preparation of Comprehensive Digital Map and Submission of report in three sets of Soft and Three sets of hard copies as per the direction of the Engineer in charge of the work including all charges complete
Bench Marks, NoHo Actors' Studio, through July 25, $12-$15.
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Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said that Labour Department was making arrangements to ensure compliance of the labour safety standards as per international bench marks.