Definition of baseline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbeɪslaɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪslaɪn//
    [usually singular] Baseball, Tennis
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  1. 1(sport) a line marking each end of the court in tennis or the edge of the area where a player can run in baseball See related entries: Baseball, Tennis
  2. 2(specialist) a line or measurement that is used as a starting point when comparing facts The figures for 2014 were used as a baseline for the study.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: baseline