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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
  1. Any permanent mark to which other levels may be referred.such as
    1. A horizontal mark at the water's edge with reference to which the height of tides and floods may be measured.
    2. a surveyer's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point.
  2. something serving as a standard by which related items may be judged; as, his painting sets the benchmark of quality.
  3. 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.
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  1. A surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
  2. A standard by which something can be measured or judged ("his painting sets the benchmark of quality")

From bench +‎ mark. Originally (attested circa 1842) a mark cut into a stone by land surveyors to secure a "bench" (from 19th century land surveying jargon, meaning a type of bracket), to mount measuring equipment. Figurative sense attested circa 1884.

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

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Past life for Benchmark born Oct 7, 2018

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.