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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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Building a presold house with buyer-chosen options is one thing; loading a spec with upgrades is another.
The improvements made to mass spec for the life science market affects the products for other markets where they can provide new methods and analyses.
The charter edition of Alt Spec will include three volumes of full-page, full-bleed, four-color product information and advertising, printed on 80-pound paper stock.
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BUSINESS: Comm Print SVCS/PRODS: Print/Lttshp: Print (Offset), Digital offset color print, electr pre-press; Paper: Coated (Gloss, Matte), Recyc, Offset SPEC PROD/SVCS: Short-run digital offset print, incl personal capabilities SPEC: B-to-B, Cat, Fund, Fin, Publ INFO: Broc, Smpl, Newsl
"This plan culminated in an attempt to perpetrate fraud on the court at the trial, which was ultimately unsuccessful," said Spec's lawyer Al Van Huff.
"Buyers who choose spec houses today are usually doing this because of timing," Goodman said.
Over time, they eventually launched Spec's stores all across the state.
Army National Guard Spec. Jessika Pacova-Whittle, daughter of Patricia Pacova-Whittle of Ashland;
Benjamin Moore has created Eco Spec WB Silver, the first zero-VOC paint in the U.S.
Hollywood expected that when the WGA strike ended there'd be a flood of scripts hitting the market, as scribes surreptitiously turned four months of downtime and donuts on the picket lines into spec material.
Now that the volume models of the new Sentra sedan are on sale, Nissan can take care of the boy racers in the audience with the addition of the Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V.