Synonyms of 'bench mark'

abode, area, bookmark, cairn, climax, core, cornerstone, crisis, critical point, crux, district, emplacement, essence, essential, fundamental, gist, gravamen, heart, high point, hole, issue, kernel, keystone, landmark, lieu, lighthouse, lightship, locale, locality, location, locus, mark, marker, meat, menhir, milepost, milestone, monument, nub, pinpoint, pith, pivot, place, placement, platform, point, position, region, seamark, sine qua non, site, situation, situs, spot, stead, substance, tower, turning point, watchtower, whereabouts