how to pronounce benchmark

/ˈbɛntʃˌmɑːɹk/

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benchmark is pronounced in two syllables

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bɛntʃmɑːɹk

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An example use of benchmark in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… low energy just be the benchmark or the …”

meanings of benchmark

noun:

  1. A standard by which something is evaluated or measured.
  2. A computer program that is executed to assess the performance of the runtime environment.
  3. A surveyor's mark made on some stationary object and shown on a map; used as a reference point.

verb:

  1. (transitive) To measure the performance or quality of (an item) relative to another similar item in an impartial scientific manner.
  2. To give certain results in a benchmark test.
  3. To use something (e.g., a competitor's product) as a standard to improve one's own thing.

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