bench mark


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bench mark a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • bench mark A horizontal mark at the water's edge with reference to which the height of tides and floods may be measured.
    • bench mark a surveyer's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point.
    • bench mark a test or series of tests designed to compare the qualities or performance of different devices of the same type. Certain sets of computer programs are much used as benchmarks for comparing the performance of different computers, especially by comparing the time it takes to complete a test.
    • Bench mark (Leveling) one of a number of marks along a line of survey, affixed to permanent objects, to show where leveling staffs were placed. See bench mark in the vocabulary.
    • bench mark something serving as a standard by which related items may be judged; as, his painting sets the benchmark of quality.
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In literature:

He saw Raiser on the benches, and marked him to speak for him.
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
When Mark gets a few years older I shall resign, and let him take my place on the bench.
"Colonel Thorndyke's Secret" by G. A. Henty
On the door-bench, in the passage dark, The length of the time they'd never mark.
"Faust" by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
They were brought near the bench, and the marks inspected, which were plainly seen on both.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Hence a marked weakness in the colonial bench of every colony, except Victoria, where the salaries are higher.
"Town Life in Australia" by R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
Two were carefully placed on bench marks of the continental grid.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In order to secure fixed data of reference, permanent bench marks were established on the land, not far from the igloos or tide staves.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
In the schoolroom the rough benches were marked with names and crosses.
"The Dark Forest" by Hugh Walpole
Inspector's assistant attaching a "Retained" tag to carcass marked by inspector on the heading bench.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Garfield said that his conception of a university was a pine bench with Mark Hopkins at one end and a student at the other.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam

In news:

Iowa's Basabe, May Make Mark Off Bench.
The outcry for Tim Tebow to take Mark Sanchez's job as Jets starting quarterback may be getting louder, but Sanchez said he's not worried about being benched.
The Washington Nationals continued their efforts to re-stock their bench, closing in on a deal with utility man Mark DeRosa late Wednesday night, according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations.
On the surface of the bench, mark a point just inside the drawer back.
The Timberwolves' bench left its mark.
A log found along the shoreline at low tide served as the inspiration for Ebb , a new bench series developed by designer Mark Gabbertas and Leland International.
After bench coach Mark Parent told reliever Nate Jones he made the White Sox's opening day roster Saturday morning, Jones called his wife and father in Kentucky.
At the start of Saturday's game, hours after Stephen Strasburg was told his season would come to an early end, Mark DeRosa sidled up to him on the Nationals bench.
Mark Sanchez's day was over, benched for the first time in his NFL career and his status as the New York Jets' starting quarterback suddenly uncertain.
In long run , benching may help Mark Sanchez.
The e8c151z-a bench model dot peen marking system is designed for materials such as hardened steel up to 62 HRC.
Jets' Mark Sanchez needs to move on from benching.
But the additions of bench coach Mark Parent (from the Philadelphia organization ), third base coach Joe McEwing and hitting coach Jeff Manto may result in new ideas.
Forrest's Mark Pope (20) drains a fourth quarter three-pointer in front of the Rocket bench.
Rangerettes use bench, focus to fashion 19-2 mark Perryton's Rangerettes have set the Panhandle Class 3A girls standard the past two seasons.

In science:

We tested our algorithm on bench-mark test functions.
Generalized Evolutionary Algorithm based on Tsallis Statistics
Surprisingly, in spite of extensive work reported on the bench mark system of sodium clusters, there is no report of such a size sensitivity.
Effect of geometric and electronic structures on the finite temperature behavior of Na$_{58}$, Na$_{57}$, and Na$_{55}$ clusters
The self-similar processes and shock solutions of this paper describe the basic hydrodynamics of polytropic “champagne flows” and serve as test cases for bench marking numerical simulations.
Self-Similar Polytropic Champagne Flows in H II Regions
Recently, a fermionic generalization of those states–the fermionic pro jected entangled pair states (fPEPS) were proposed and have been bench marked for many interesting free/interacting fermion systems18–24 .
Efficient simulation of Grassmann Tensor Product States
As a bench mark, we also plot the exact energy of the free fermion Hamiltonian.
Efficient simulation of Grassmann Tensor Product States