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NounBaseline (plural Baselines)
- A line that is a base for measurement or for construction.
- A laser level generates a convenient baseline for interior work.
- A datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison.
- We used used the last doctor visit to provide baselines for vital statistics.
- (typography) A line used as the basis for the alignment of glyphs.
- Several characters typically have descenders below the lower baseline.
- (surveying) A surveyed line established with more than usual care, to which surveys are referred for coordination and correlation.
- (photogrammetry) The line between the principal points of two consecutive vertical air photographs. It is usually measured on one photograph after the principal point of the other has been transferred.
- (radio navigation systems) The shorter arc of the great circle joining two radio transmitting stations of a navigation system.
- (triangulation) The side of one of a series of coordinated triangles the length of which is measured with prescribed accuracy and precision and from which lengths of the other triangle sides are obtained by computation.
- (tennis) The line at the farthest ends of the court indicating the boundary of the area of play.
- The ref missed the call. The ball hit the baseline.
- (engineering) A configuration of software, hardware, or a process that is established and documented as a point of reference.
- The baseline configuration includes unsupported components.
line that is a base for measurement or for construction
datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison
line used as the basis for the alignment of glyphs
tennis: chalk line at the farthest ends of the court indicating the boundary of the area of play