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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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Gravitational acceleration measured in the bench marks of the levelling line Bench mark g [[micro]Gal] FGG 980615670 V-Zg.
As it is an expensive business to remeasure the bench mark heights, their values have largely remained fixed at those initially published, despite the obvious changes in their height.
Although GPS (global positioning system) devices can provide accurate locations of bench marks, current hand-held units are accurate only to [approximately]1-10 m and are adversely affected by a heavy canopy.
Richard Hofstrand is president of the Bench Mark Group and has more than 30 years of experience in teaching and training in the public and private sectors.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) bench mark 100-index closed lower on fourth consecutive day of this week on Thursday.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) bench mark 100-index on Wednesday closed lower on second consecutive day.
He said, "Although this government evaluation is not required by law, we felt that it was prudent to establish a bench mark value prior to going to the various land owners to negotiate rental rates for land that will be used for the construction of the processing plant and mine facilities.
as per present site condition by establishing control stations by establishing temporary bench mark from permanent bench mark, marking revised parking area of the road by nails, carrying out detailed leveling, plotting revised Pay & Park Area on drawings by Auto Cad to the scale of 1:500 and supplying 2 hard copies and 1 soft copy in CD form etc.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) on Tuesday showed intense buying and its bench mark 100-index crossed four upper caps, closing 355.
Bench Mark Management, LLC; Cheeks/Hornbein Architects; Environmental Resource Services; Neil Engineering; Precision Engineering & Surveying, Inc.
20 litres per day as against the bench mark of 135 litres.
Our earliest bench mark is for 90 days out, by which time we will have quadrupled our sales force.