baseline baseline  /ˈbeɪs ˌlaɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared
  2. (n) the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
  3. (n) the lines a baseball player must follow while running the bases

Usage(s):

  1. On the other hand, the baseline cuts off Kobe's passing angles.
  2. Nimbly toe-dancing on the baseline, she suddenly stops bouncing and slugs scorching drivesforehand or backhanddeep into enemy territory.
  3. The baseline was designed to represent the consensus at the time in which the plan was presented.

News

  1. The Gondolier returns: 50-year-old Boulder eatery to re-open at Baseline and Foothills

    Gondolier owner Nelson Kugel, seen here at the restaurant's former Pearl Street location in 2010, plans to re-open the eatery in the shopping center at Baseline Road and Foothills Highway.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Colorado Daily

  2. Two injured in accident at intersection of Baseline, County Line roads

    Two people were injured in an accident at the intersection of Baseline and East County Line roads on the eastern edge of Boulder County this morning, according to Boulder County Sheriff's Office dispatchers.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Ten Six Updates Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) Services for Earned Value Management

    Ten Six Consulting, an enterprise project and earned value management consulting organization released details about their updated Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) services. These enhanced services address key client challenges when implementing an Earned Value Management System (EVMS). (PRWeb June 25, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10851289.htm
    on June 25, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. Mr Bernanke said recent information suggested "that the baseline for real activity in 2008 has worsened and the downside risks to growth have become more pronounced".
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: BBC News

  2. "The economy and the industry are in the process of resetting to a new baseline from which growth will resume," said Paul Otellini, chief executive at Intel, in a statement. "Intel has weathered difficult times in the past, and we know what...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Paul Otellini Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I was sitting out by the third baseline for opening ceremonies with the other teams, thinking, 'What a venue, what an atmosphere, what a history, to be able to come in the last year, to be part of the College World Series and the closing of...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Ray Tanner Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram

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