baseline


baseline
base·line 'bā-.slīn n a set of critical observations or data used for comparison or a control

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base·line (bāsґlīn) an observation or value that represents the normal background level, or an initial level, of a measurable quantity; used for comparison with values representing response to experimental intervention or an environmental stimulus, usually implying that the baseline and response values refer to the same individual or system.

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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

  • baseline — ► NOUN 1) a minimum or starting point used for comparisons. 2) (in tennis, volleyball, etc.) the line marking each end of a court …   English terms dictionary

  • Baseline — The word baseline may refer to one of the following: * baseline (configuration management) is the process of managing change in hardware, software, firmware, documentation, measurements, etc * Baseline (magazine) * baseline (pharmacology) *… …   Wikipedia

  • baseline — [[t]be͟ɪslaɪn[/t]] baselines also base line 1) N COUNT: usu sing The baseline of a tennis, badminton, or basketball court is one of the lines at each end of the court that mark the limits of play. Martinez, when she served, usually stayed on the… …   English dictionary

  • Baseline — A benchmark that is used as a foundation for measuring or comparing current and past values. For example, a company wanting to measure the success of one of its product lines can use the number of units sold during the first year as a baseline… …   Investment dictionary

  • baseline — UK [ˈbeɪsˌlaɪn] / US noun [countable, usually singular] Word forms baseline : singular baseline plural baselines 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… …   English dictionary

  • baseline — 1. noun /ˈbeɪslaɪn/ a) A line that is a base for measurement or for construction. b) A datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison …   Wiktionary

  • 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