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Dictionary Definition

baseline

Noun

1 an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared; "the established a baseline for the budget"
2 the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line [syn: service line]
3 the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

base + line

Noun

  1. a line that is a base for measurement or for construction
  2. a datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison
  3. a line used as the basis for the alignment of glyphs
  4. the line at the farthest ends of the court indicating the boundary of the area of play
  5. a configuration of software, hardware, or a process that is established and documented as a point of reference

Translations

a line that is a base for measurement or for construction
a datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison
a line used as the basis for the alignment of glyphs
the chalk line at the farthest ends of the court indicating the boundary of the area of play

Extensive Definition

The word baseline may refer to one of the following:
It may also refer to:
baseline in French: ligne de base (homonymie)
baseline in Vietnamese: Đường cơ sở
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