Definition of baseline in English:
1A minimum or starting point used for comparisons.
- An alternative to creating external baselines is to use comparisons of rates of stops and other behaviors among police officers to identify typical rates.
- That requires constant path and point observations of the whole world all the time so that we have baselines for comparison.
- This establishes a baseline for comparison after the test stimulation.
2(In tennis, volleyball, etc.) the line marking each end of the court.
- She has an ally in Seles, the player whose double-fisted power game from the baseline provided the template for so many of the current crop.
- Help is on the way; Jackson hit about a dozen threes in a row from the baseline before the game.
- He watched those games from the baseline underneath the basket with a level of intentness belying his youth.
3 Baseball The line between bases, which a runner must stay close to when running.
- In its upper reaches the stream and its banks are bare as the baseline from home plate to first base.
- With runners on first and second, the batter hits a slow roller between the pitcher's mound and the third baseline.
- If a runner goes beyond the extension of a fielder's outstretched arm, he is considered out of the baseline.
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