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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“Zero-based.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zero-based. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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