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base·line

or base line  (bās′līn′)
n.
1.
a. A line serving as a basis, as for measurement, calculation, or location.
b. Something, such as a set of data, used as a basis for comparison or as a control in a study: took x-rays as a baseline for observing later arthritis.
c. A starting point: Interviews with students provided the baseline of our project.
2. Baseball The base path.
3. Sports
a. The boundary line at either end of a court, as in basketball or tennis.
b. The area near this boundary line: made a basket from the baseline.
c. A style of play in tennis in which the player remains near the baseline and rarely approaches the net.

baseline

(ˈbeɪsˌlaɪn) or

base line

n
1. (Surveying) surveying a measured line through a survey area from which triangulations are made
2. an imaginary line, standard of value, etc, by which things are measured or compared
3. (Tennis) a line at each end of a tennis court that marks the limit of play

base•line

(ˈbeɪsˌlaɪn)

n. Also, base′ line`.
1. the area on a baseball diamond within which a runner must keep when running from one base to another.
2. the line at each end of a tennis court, parallel to the net, that marks the in-bounds limit of play.
3. a basic standard or level; guideline: a baseline for future studies.
4. a specific value serving as a comparison.
[1740–50]

baseline

1. In topography, a surveyed line established with more than usual care, to which surveys are referred for coordination and correlation.
2. In photogrammetry, the line between the principal points of two consecutive air photographs. It is usually measured on one photograph after the principal point of the other has been transferred.
3. In radio navigation, the shorter arc of the great circle joining two radio transmitting stations of a navigation system.
4. In triangulation, the side of one of a series of coordinated triangles the length of which is measured with prescribed accuracy and precision and from which lengths of the other triangle sides are obtained by computation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baseline - an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared; "the established a baseline for the budget"
criterion, standard, touchstone, measure - a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
2.baseline - the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball courtbaseline - the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
3.baseline - the lines a baseball player must follow while running the basesbaseline - the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
Translations

baseline

[ˈbeɪslaɪn] N
1. (Tennis) → línea f de saque or de fondo
2. (Survey) → línea f de base
3. (fig) (on scale) → punto m de referencia

baseline

[ˈbeɪslaɪn] n
(TENNIS)ligne f de fond (BASEBALL)ligne f des bases
(= reference point) → base f

baseline

n (Baseball) Verbindungslinie zwischen zwei Malen (Surv) → Basis f, → Grundlinie f; (of a diagram, Tennis)Grundlinie f; (Art) → Schnittlinie fvon Grundebene und Bildebene

baseline

[ˈbeɪsˌlaɪn] n (Tennis) → linea di fondo (Baseball) → linea di base

baseline

adj basal; — value valor m basal; n (something measured) línea de base; (behavior, physical exam) estado habitual or normal
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