Definition of baseline
- the baseline of this discussion
The experiment is meant only to provide a baseline for other studies.
any year or event we use as the baseline for the Renaissance is going to be at least somewhat arbitrary
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: information that is used as a starting point by which to compare other information
: a line at either end of the playing area in games like basketball and tennis
baseball : either one of the lines that lead from home plate to first base and third base
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