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benchmark

noun bookmark, critical point, crucial point, crux, essence, essential matter, fundamental part, gist, gravamen, heart, key point, linchpin, main point, material point, milestone, pivotal point, prime issue, salient point, substance, substantive point, turning point
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This key bench-mark remains down about 14% from cycle peaks in 2000, but Wachovia is forecasting a fourth-quarter recovery followed by 2-4% growth in 2004.
Eitan said, "the companies will not only provide the bench-mark technology of the EEPROM market, they will be positioned to obtain leadership in the EEPROM market.
Global Banking News-8 March 2010-Slovenia hires banks for five year euro bench-mark bond offering(C)2010 ENPublishing - http://www.
The Xi 2400 MTower MP ran smoothly through our bench-mark tests, ultimately sharing top honors for overall performance.