Word of the Day: Benchmark
benchmark(bench m?rk ) 1. A standard by which something can be measured or judged."The benchmarks will make it more likely we win," President Bush said in his news conference. "Withdrawing on an artificial timetable means we lose."
Often bench mark: A surveyor's mark made on a stationary object of previously determined position and elevation, and used as a reference point in tidal observations and surveys.
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