Benchmark vs. Standard

Benchmark vs. Standard — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Benchmark and Standard

Benchmarknoun

A standard by which something can be measured or judged

"Inflation ... is a great distorter of seemingly fixed economic ideas and benchmarks" (Benjamin M. Friedman).

Standardadjective

Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value

a standard unit of volume.

Benchmarknoun

often bench mark A surveyor's mark made on a stationary object of previously determined position and elevation and used as a reference point, as in geologic surveys or tidal observations.

Standardadjective

Widely recognized or employed as a model of authority or excellence

a standard reference work.

Benchmarkverb

To measure (a rival's product) according to specified standards in order to compare it with and improve one's own product.

Standardadjective

Acceptable but of less than top quality

a standard grade of beef.
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Benchmarknoun

A standard by which something is evaluated or measured.

Standardadjective

Normal, familiar, or usual

the standard excuse.

Benchmarknoun

A surveyor's mark made on some stationary object and shown on a map; used as a reference point.

Standardadjective

Commonly used or supplied

standard car equipment.

Benchmarknoun

(computing) A computer program that is executed to assess the performance of the runtime environment.

Standardadjective

(Linguistics) Conforming to models or norms of usage admired by educated speakers and writers

standard pronunciation.
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Benchmarkverb

(transitive) To measure the performance of (an item) relative to another similar item in an impartial scientific manner.

Standardnoun

An acknowledged measure of comparison for quantitative or qualitative value; a criterion.

Benchmarknoun

a standard by which something can be measured or judged;

his painting sets the benchmark of quality

Standardnoun

An object that under specified conditions defines, represents, or records the magnitude of a unit.

Benchmarknoun

a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point

Standardnoun

The commodity or commodities used to back a monetary system.

Standardnoun

The set proportion by weight of gold or silver to alloy metal prescribed for use in coinage.

Standardnoun

A degree or level of requirement, excellence, or attainment

Their quality of work exceeds the standards set for the field.

Standardnoun

Something, such as a practice or a product, that is widely recognized or employed, especially because of its excellence.

Standardnoun

A set of specifications that are adopted within an industry to allow compatibility between products.

Standardnoun

A requirement of moral conduct

the standards of polite society.

Standardnoun

The ensign of a chief of state, nation, or city.

Standardnoun

A long, tapering flag bearing heraldic devices distinctive of a person or corporation.

Standardnoun

An emblem or flag of an army, raised on a pole to indicate the rallying point in battle.

Standardnoun

The colors of a mounted or motorized military unit.

Standardnoun

Chiefly British A grade level in elementary schools.

Standardnoun

A pedestal, stand, or base.

Standardnoun

The large upper petal of the flower of a pea or related plant. Also called banner, vexillum.

Standardnoun

One of the narrow upright petals of an iris.

Standardnoun

A shrub or small tree that through grafting or training has a single stem of limited height with a crown of leaves and flowers at its apex.

Standardnoun

(Music) A composition that is continually used in repertoires

a pianist who knew dozens of Broadway standards.

Standardadjective

Falling within an accepted range of size, amount, power, quality, etc.

Standardadjective

(of a tree or shrub) Growing alone as a free-standing plant; not trained on a post etc.

Standardadjective

Having recognized excellence or authority.

standard works in history; standard authors

Standardadjective

Of a usable or serviceable grade or quality.

Standardadjective

Having a manual transmission.

Standardadjective

As normally supplied (not optional).

Standardadjective

(linguistics) Conforming to the standard variety.

Standardnoun

A principle or example or measure used for comparison.

Standardnoun

A level of quality or attainment.

Standardnoun

Something used as a measure for comparative evaluations; a model.

Standardnoun

A musical work of established popularity.

Standardnoun

A rule or set of rules or requirements which are widely agreed upon or imposed by government.

Standardnoun

The proportion of weights of fine metal and alloy established for coinage.

Standardnoun

A bottle of wine containing 0.750 liters of fluid.

Standardnoun

(India) Grade level in primary education.

I am in fifth standard.

Standardnoun

A vertical pole with something at its apex.

Standardnoun

An object supported in an upright position, such as a lamp standard.

Standardnoun

The flag or ensign carried by a military unit.

Standardnoun

One of the upright members that supports the horizontal axis of a transit or theodolite.

Standardnoun

Any upright support, such as one of the poles of a scaffold.

Standardnoun

A tree of natural size supported by its own stem, and not dwarfed by grafting on the stock of a smaller species nor trained upon a wall or trellis.

Standardnoun

The sheth of a plough.

Standardnoun

A manual transmission vehicle.

Standardnoun

(botany) The upper petal or banner of a papilionaceous corolla.

Standardnoun

(shipbuilding) An inverted knee timber placed upon the deck instead of beneath it, with its vertical branch turned upward from that which lies horizontally.

Standardnoun

A large drinking cup.

Standardnoun

(sociolinguistics) standard idiom, a prestigious or standardized language variety; standard language

Standardinterjection

(slang) An expression of agreement

Standardnoun

a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;

they set the measure for all subsequent work

Standardnoun

the ideal in terms of which something can be judged;

they live by the standards of their community

Standardnoun

a board measure = 1980 board feet

Standardnoun

the value behind the money in a monetary system

Standardnoun

an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support);

distance was marked by standards every milelamps supported on standards provided illumination

Standardnoun

any distinctive flag

Standardadjective

conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind;

windows of standard widthstandard sizesthe standard fixturesstandard brandsstandard operating procedure

Standardadjective

commonly used or supplied;

standard procedurestandard car equipment

Standardadjective

established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence;

a standard reference work

Standardadjective

conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers;

standard Englishreceived standard English is sometimes called the King's English

Standardadjective

regularly and widely used or sold;

a standard sizea stock item