Business / Real Estate / Benchmark: A permanent reference mark or point established for use by surveyors in measuring differences in elevation.

Benchmark Ball

Entertainment / Bowling / Benchmark Ball: A favorite or starter ball used for reading lanes (an oil pattern). A bowler understands the benchmark ball by virtue of its roll, dynamic characteristics, surface, and feel. MORE

Benchmark Issue

Business / Finance / Benchmark Issue: Also called on-the-run or current-coupon issue or bellwether issues. In the secondary market, the benchmark issue is the most recently auctioned Treasury issues for each maturity. MORE

Sharpe Benchmark

Business / Finance / Sharpe Benchmark: A statistically created benchmark that adjusts for a manager's index-like tendencies. Named after William Sharpe, Nobel Laureate, and developer of the capital asset pricing model. MORE


Business / Human Resources (HR) / Benchmarking: The systematic process of comparing an organization’s products, services and practices against those of competitor organizations or other industry leaders to determine what it is they do that allows MORE

Benchmark Interest Rate

Business / Finance / Benchmark Interest Rate: Also called the base interest rate, it is the minimum interest rate investors will demand for investing in a non-Treasury security. It is also tied to the yield to maturity offered on the comparable-m MORE

Benchmark Error

Business / Finance / Benchmark Error: Use of an inappropriate proxy for the true market portfolio. MORE