• WordNet 3.6
    • n baseline the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases
    • n baseline the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
    • n baseline an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared "the established a baseline for the budget"
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In literature:

On the 17th a baseline was laid down on the plateau, and Blake was able to commence his survey of the island.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
No longer do you see any classic baseline duels where the premium is on guile and steadiness.
"Squash Tennis" by Richard C. Squires
Initial station 'Lachesis' coordinates X 06042 Y 1327 Betelgeuse-Rigel baseline.
"A Question of Courage" by Jesse Franklin Bone
This baseline level of commitment has four other basic advantages.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
So we'll have to take some time and establish a very thorough baseline.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
All this required the establishment of an accurate baseline and a number of control points by means of alidade and stadia-rod measurements.
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins

In news:

Influenza -like illness rates dips below national baseline.
If enacted now, the initiative 's revenue baseline would be welded to the trough of the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Nor does that baseline include the $3 billion in federal stimulus money the state used to balance the 2009-2011 biennial budget.
Those falling below a baseline would be given extra instruction and other support.
Spirax Sarco's most recent annual report showed a cumulative improvement in energy intensity of 16 percent against its baseline year, the company said.
It shows him running down the baseline.
Lafayette police Sgt Fred Palmer said the man, Seth Franco, of Lafayette, brought his cat on a leash to the path around Waneka Lake Park near Baseline Road and US 287.
Baseline Jug stays in Northville.
Not one to pass up a 3-point shot, Lewis took the ball after a broken play and sprinted down the baseline past Kevin Garnett for the uncontested layup .
New York Mets David Wright runs up the first baseline after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning o.
Closure of Baseline Road, along with construction work elsewhere, promises delays.
Practice had ended and Leon Powe, seated by the far baseline, suddenly rose and approached new teammate Patrick O'Bryant and started demonstrating a defensive technique.
Those would provide a baseline for measuring changes in the future.
A Wayne County anti-drilling group has commissioned what it calls a first-of-its-kind survey of ground-level methane concentrations in Damascus Township in order to record baseline conditions before natural gas drilling begins.
Boulder officials established baseline standards Thursday night that the city will have to meet to move forward with a municipal energy utility.

In science:

In the case of UGC 12687, a 2.9 mJy baseline was subtracted from the global profile.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
Comparing the co-moving number density of field elliptical galaxy at z > 1 to the current epoch number density would be more fruitful because the longer time baseline creates a larger (and therefore easier to detect) number density difference in the hierarchical model.
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
The progress of Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) technology over the past decades made it possible to proceed from studying several “famous” sources (as in early VLBI days) to investigating milliarcsecond radio structures in thousands of extragalactic sources.
The "Number - Flux Density" Relation for Milliarcsecond Structures in Extragalactic Radio Sources
The array consists of six 10.4m telescopes, and the longest observed baseline was 103m.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
The time zero has been arbitrarily shifted by about 0.4 µs to have a measurement of the baseline.
Prototype tests for the ALICE TRD