zero–based

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adjective ze·ro–based \ˈzē-(ˌ)rō-ˈbāst, ˈzir-(ˌ)ō-\
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zero–base

play \ˈzē-(ˌ)rō-ˈbās, ˈzir-(ˌ)ō-\

Definition of zero–based

  1. :  having each item justified on the basis of cost or need <zero–based budgeting>

1970

First Known Use of zero–based

1970


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