from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A line that is a base for measurement or for construction.
- n. A datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison.
- n. A line used as the basis for the alignment of glyphs.
- n. The line at the farthest ends of the court indicating the boundary of the area of play.
- n. A configuration of software, hardware, or a process that is established and documented as a point of reference.
- v. To provide a baseline for measurement.
- v. To play from the baseline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared.
- n. the back line at each end of a tennis court.
- n. the lines between bases on a baseball field along which a baseball player must run while running the bases.
- n. a measurement that represents the value of a physical quantity (such as a voltage, or a level of radioactivity) in the absence of effects from other variables in a measurement, test or experiment; a control value.
- n. any horizontal line in a plot, graph, or diagram, or on a visual display in an electronic device, used as a reference point to which other values are referred.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases
- n. an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared
- n. the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
TODD: Jon Alterman says, at the very least, the Iraq Study Group's report has become what he calls the baseline for all future discussions about Iraq.
TODD: John Alterman says at the very least the Iraq Study Group's report has become what he calls the baseline for all future discussions about Iraq.
Giving him the baseline is a no-no but I didn't want to get in the middle.
What they hope to do is build what they call a baseline of information from these previously monitored sites and perhaps replace some of that monitoring equipment.
And then they have to go through a lot of procedures, setting up an operation, beginning what they call a baseline to -- of inspections to look at, you know, Saddam Hussein, what's happened in the last four years since weapons inspectors left.
They're going to check that monitoring equipment, try and form what they call a baseline, figure out what it is Iraq has been doing over the last four years -- Paula.
However, this does not change the fact that the news and the GOPers are shouting about 8.5% and 9.0% as though baseline is an actual 0.0%.
The review went beyond a certain baseline in tone, while the relationship was beyond a certain baseline in involvement (to the extent that the ethical questions are as much about recusement as disclosure).
The baseline is the 2006 figures of 12.4 million metric tons CO2 equivalent.
But if the baseline is that the evil Cheney-Bush administration is lying to us, that they went beyond even what the evil John Yoo memos said waslegal