how to pronounce benchmark


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benchmark is pronounced in two syllables

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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


  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.


  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.

benchmark frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word benchmark occurs in english on average 2.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics benchmark can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that benchmark can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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