zero-based

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

1962, in the meaning defined above

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