Definitions for baselineˈbeɪsˌlaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

base•lineˈbeɪsˌlaɪn(n.)base′ line`.

  1. the area on a baseball diamond within which a runner must keep when running from one base to another.

    Category: Sport

  2. the line at each end of a tennis court, parallel to the net, that marks the in-bounds limit of play.

    Category: Sport

  3. a basic standard or level; guideline:

    a baseline for future studies.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. a specific value serving as a comparison.

  5. Category: Surveying

    Ref: See triangulation (def. 1). 1

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baseline(noun)

    an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared

    "the established a baseline for the budget"

  2. service line, baseline(noun)

    the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line

  3. baseline(noun)

    the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases


  1. baseline(Noun)

    A line that is a base for measurement or for construction.

    A laser level generates a convenient baseline for interior work.

  2. baseline(Noun)

    A datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison.

    We used used the last doctor visit to provide baselines for vital statistics.

  3. baseline(Noun)

    A line used as the basis for the alignment of glyphs.

    Several characters typically have descenders below the lower baseline.

  4. baseline(Noun)

    The line at the farthest ends of the court indicating the boundary of the area of play.

    The ref missed the call. The ball hit the baseline.

  5. baseline(Noun)

    A configuration of software, hardware, or a process that is established and documented as a point of reference.

    The baseline configuration includes unsupported components.

  6. baseline(Verb)

    To provide a baseline for measurement.

  7. baseline(Verb)

    To play from the baseline.


  1. Baseline

    In the United States Public Land Survey System, a baseline is the principal east-west line upon which all rectangular surveys in a defined area are based. The baseline meets its corresponding meridian at the point of origin, or initial point, for the land survey. For example, the baseline for Nebraska and Kansas is shared as the border for both states, at the 40th parallel north. More specifically a baseline may be the line that divides a survey township between north and south. Often, a baseline is marked by other features such as a road or boundary between counties.

Anagrams of baseline

  1. Balinese

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