baseline

baseline
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1610 1. a line serving as a basis; especially one of known measure or position used (as in surveying or navigation) to calculate or locate something 2. a. either of the lines on a baseball field that lead from home plate to first base and third base and are extended into the outfield as foul lines b. base path 3. a boundary line at either end of a court (as in tennis or basketball) 4. a usually initial set of critical observations or data used for comparison or a control 5. a starting point <
the baseline of this discussion
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • baseline — UK US /ˈbeɪslaɪn/ noun [S] ► FINANCE an amount of money or a number that is used to compare other amounts of money or numbers to, especially as a way of measuring whether they have increased or decreased: »a baseline price/figure/rate »$13… …   Financial and business terms

  • baseline — aseline n. 1. an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared; as, they established a baseline for the budget. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the back line at each end of a tennis court. [WordNet 1.5] 3. (Baseball) the lines between… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baseline — also base line, 1750, originally in surveying, from BASE (Cf. base) (n.) + LINE (Cf. line) (n.). Baseline estimate in use by 1983. Baseball diamond sense is from 1867 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • baseline — base|line [ beıs,laın ] noun count usually singular 1. ) a quantity, value, or fact used as a standard for measuring other quantities, values, or facts: The army s test is meant to set a baseline for physical fitness. baseline… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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