zero-based

adjective
ze·​ro-based | \ ˈzir-(ˌ)ō-ˈbāst How to pronounce zero-based (audio) , ˈzē-(ˌ)rō- \
variants: or zero-base \ ˈzir-​(ˌ)ō-​ˈbās How to pronounce zero-based (audio) , ˈzē-​(ˌ)rō-​ \

Definition of zero-based

: having each item justified on the basis of cost or need zero-based budgeting

First Known Use of zero-based

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“Zero-based.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zero-based. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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