from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A line serving as a basis, as for measurement, calculation, or location.
- noun Something, such as a set of data, used as a basis for comparison or as a control in a study.
- noun A starting point.
- noun Baseball The base path.
- noun The boundary line at either end of a court, as in basketball or tennis.
- noun The area near this boundary line.
- noun A style of play in tennis in which the player remains near the baseline and rarely approaches the net.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared.
- noun the back line at each end of a tennis court.
- noun (Baseball) the lines between bases on a baseball field along which a baseball player must run while running the bases.
- noun a measurement that represents the value of a physical quantity (such as a voltage, or a level of radioactivity) in the absence of effects from other variables in a measurement, test or experiment; a control value.
- noun any horizontal line in a plot, graph, or diagram, or on a visual display in an electronic device, used as a reference point to which other values are referred.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
linethat is a basefor measurementor for construction.
- noun A
datumused as the basisfor calculationor for comparison.
- noun typography A line used as the basis for the
- noun tennis The line at the
farthestends of the courtindicating the boundaryof the area of play.
- noun engineering A
configurationof software, hardware, or a processthat is establishedand documentedas a point of reference.
- verb engineering, computing To provide a baseline for measurement.
- verb tennis To play from the baseline.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases
- noun an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared
- noun the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
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TODD: John Alterman says at the very least the Iraq Study Group's report has become what he calls the baseline for all future discussions about Iraq.
TODD: Jon Alterman says, at the very least, the Iraq Study Group's report has become what he calls the baseline for all future discussions about Iraq.
Giving him the baseline is a no-no but I didn't want to get in the middle.
What they hope to do is build what they call a baseline of information from these previously monitored sites and perhaps replace some of that monitoring equipment.
And then they have to go through a lot of procedures, setting up an operation, beginning what they call a baseline to -- of inspections to look at, you know, Saddam Hussein, what's happened in the last four years since weapons inspectors left.
They're going to check that monitoring equipment, try and form what they call a baseline, figure out what it is Iraq has been doing over the last four years -- Paula.
The review went beyond a certain baseline in tone, while the relationship was beyond a certain baseline in involvement (to the extent that the ethical questions are as much about recusement as disclosure).
The baseline is the 2006 figures of 12.4 million metric tons CO2 equivalent.
But if the baseline is that the evil Cheney-Bush administration is lying to us, that they went beyond even what the evil John Yoo memos said waslegal
However, this does not change the fact that the news and the GOPers are shouting about 8.5% and 9.0% as though baseline is an actual 0.0%.