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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 Miller Heiman Sales Benchmark Index Reports include three essential components for benchmarking sales effectiveness in a complex, business-to-business selling environment: 1) Selling and Sales Management Best Practice Benchmarks, 2) Sales Operations Benchmarks and 3) Sales Compensation Benchmarks.
Many investors are paying high fees for the alleged benefits of active management, but they end up getting a mostly passive portfolio that hugs the benchmark index with only a small active part," said professor Antti Petajisto, who created the Active Share measure with professor Martijn Cremers.
If the benchmark index rate is at least 2% higher on the policy's fifth anniversary, the monthly payment will increase 18% to $590, totaling more than $16,200 in additional income over the next fifteen years, and $32,400 if the policy owner lives to age 100.
The Reuters China Pension Index (RCPI) is the benchmark index for the investment performance of China's Enterprise Annuity system, comprising voluntary defined contribution pension plans which were launched in early 2006.
Earlier this year, the capital market's benchmark index climbed to a six-year-high and surpassed 10,000 points.
The Bank Benchmark Index (BBI) Awards were created by Ethos Consultancy in 2005 with the aim of providing the banking industry with a methodology of benchmarking their products and services against the competition to drive continual improvement.
On Monday, the benchmark index touched a new high of 28,205.
a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced today an agreement to launch a new Green Bond Index, expanding on their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) fixed income benchmark index family launched in June 2013.
HONG KONG, Sha'ban 27, 1435, Jun 25, 2014, SPA -- The index of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong edged down to a one-month closing low on Wednesday, weighed down by China banks and insurers, while the benchmark index remained tepid, Reuters reported.
Summary: The BSE benchmark index today Sensex declined by over 77 points in early trade due .
Summary: DUBAI: United Arab Emirates shares fell, sending Dubai's benchmark index to an almost two-week low, on speculation recent gains are overdone and as oil declined for the first time in four days.
National-100 index, benchmark index of the Istanbul Stock Exchange (IMKB), increased 0.