zero-based

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

Definition of zero-based 

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

First Known Use of zero-based

1970, in the meaning defined above

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