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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

baseline

[ˈbeɪslaɪn] n
(TENNIS)ligne f de fond (BASEBALL)ligne f des bases
(= reference point) → base f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

baseline

n (Baseball) Verbindungslinie zwischen zwei Malen (Surv) → Basis f, → Grundlinie f; (of a diagram, Tennis)Grundlinie f; (Art) → Schnittlinie fvon Grundebene und Bildebene
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

baseline

[ˈbeɪsˌlaɪn] n (Tennis) → linea di fondo (Baseball) → linea di base
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

baseline

adj basal; — value valor m basal; n (something measured) línea de base; (behavior, physical exam) estado habitual or normal
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Yu, "Analysis of the along-track baseline decorrelation of distributed small satellites SAR," Journal of Electronics & Information Technology, Vol.
Participants in the first trial, dubbed BLOOM-1, who were treated with LibiGel showed an increase of 1.47 days with a satisfying sexual event compared to baseline, while those receiving placebo gel showed an increase of 1.26 days with a satisfying sexual event compared to baseline, resulting in a p value of 0.463.
Michael Best LLP served as lead counsel for Baseline throughout the formation and capitalization phases.
It found that there were "progressively greater reduction at higher levels of baseline systolic BP (SBP).
[4] revealed a predictive value of sST2 in patients with ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) since baseline levels of sST2 were significantly higher in patients who died or developed new congestive heart failure (HF) during 30-day follow-up.
Overall, 74, 19, and 7 percent of participants had normoalbuminuria, microalbuminuria, and macroalbuminuria at baseline. The researchers found that the placebo-adjusted least-squares mean percentage change in UACR from baseline with lixisenatide was −1.69 percent (P = 0.7398), −21.20 percent (P = 0.0502), and −39.18 percent (P = 0.0070) for patients with normoalbuminuria, microalbuminuria, and macroalbuminuria, respectively, after 108 weeks of follow-up.
Baseline conditions contained no context schedules, contained a 1 s ITI, and lasted 32 trials.
The primary outcome was defined as both three or more SBMs per week and an increase of one or more SBMs per week from baseline for 3 or more weeks during 4-week treatment period [25].
At baseline, 75 patients had fatty liver without steatohepatitis, of which only 13% resolved and 44% progressed to borderline or definite steatohepatitis.
Researchers studied 18,530 male physicians aged >40 years from the Physicians' Health Study I cohort who were free of CVD and cancer at baseline (1982).