Share this entry

Share this page

benchmark

Pronunciation: /ˈbentʃmɑːrk; ˈbentʃmɑːk/

Translation of benchmark in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (surveyor's mark) cota (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • A benchmark is a survey mark made on a monument having a known location and elevation, serving as a reference point for surveying.
    • The benchmark is a standard survey ordinance mark, a horizontal line about 500 millimetres long, and with a broad arrow just above it, under a small cliff on the northern face of the island.
    1.2 (criterion) referente (masculine), punto (masculine) de referencia, parámetro (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The bidders for the women's prison all tendered below what the Government set as the benchmark for minimum standards - so the corporations were asked to up their bids.
    • The baseline then serves as a benchmark for comparing the financial implications of alternative plans.
    • The New Zealand Qualifications Authority, the agency that is meant to set the benchmark for standards in education, is saying that it is going to provide credits for picking up rubbish.
    1.3 [Computing/Informática]
    (benchmark test)
    prueba (feminine) patrón or de referencia
    Example sentences
    • Our hard drives and optical drives are different between our new and old tests, but those won't affect 3D graphics performance benchmarks.
    • The testing continued with the usual motherboard performance simulations and benchmarks.
    • We've used the below noted system configuration for all benchmarks with all video cards.

Definition of benchmark in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day repecho
m
steep slope …
Cultural fact of the day

The language of the Basque Country and Navarre is euskera, spoken by around 750,000 people; in Spanish vasco or vascuence. It is also spelled euskara. Basque is unrelated to the Indo-European languages and its origins are unclear. Like Spain's other regional languages, Basque was banned under Franco. With the return of democracy, it became an official language alongside Spanish, in the regions where it is spoken. It is a compulsory school subject and is required for many official and administrative posts in the Basque Country. There is Basque language television and radio and a considerable number of books are published in Basque. See also lenguas cooficiales