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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.
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In spring 2007, we performed a relative gravimetric survey to determine gravitational acceleration in 45 bench marks of the levelling line.
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Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) 100-index bench mark closed at 22922.24 as compared to previous 22714.68 points while KSE-30 index increased by 191.84 points to close at 17809.05 as compared to previous 17617.21 points.
KARACHI -- The Karachi stock market bench mark 100- Index shed 54.17 points to close at 23168.04 on Friday against last day's closing of 23222.21 points.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) bench mark 100-index closed lower on fourth consecutive day of this week on Thursday.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) bench mark 100-index on Wednesday closed lower on second consecutive day.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Tuesday showed intense buying and its bench mark 100-index crossed four upper caps, closing 355.50 points up.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) bench mark 100-index decreased slightly and closed lower by 9.65 points on Friday.