Benchmark: Noun

benchmark LELB Society/ˈbentʃ.mɑːk/ US /-mɑːrk/
noun [C]
a level of quality which can be used as a standard when comparing other things:
Her outstanding performances set a new benchmark for singers throughout the world.

benchmark /ˈbentʃ.mɑːk/ US /-mɑːrk/
a benchmark case

benchmark /ˈbentʃ.mɑːk/ US /-mɑːrk/
verb [T]
to measure the quality of something by comparing it with something else of an accepted standard:
His reports pointed out that we do not have reliability in the sense of all schools being benchmarked against the best.

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