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"baseline" in British English

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baselinenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪs.laɪn/
a ​line on a ​sportsfield, such as the one in ​tennis, that ​marks the end of the ​playingarea, or the one in ​baseball that ​marks the ​path along which ​playersrun: She ​delivered a ​finalserve from the baseline to ​win the ​match. an ​imaginaryline used as a ​startingpoint for making ​comparisons: a baseline ​assessment
(Definition of baseline from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"baseline" in Business English

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baselinenoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪslaɪn/
FINANCE an ​amount of ​money or a ​number that is used to compare other ​amounts of ​money or ​numbers to, especially as a way of ​measuring whether they have ​increased or ​decreased: a baseline ​price/​figure/​rate $13 million was ​added to the baseline ​budget for the ​district attorney's ​office.
a ​minimumlevel of ​quality, ​safety, etc. that is considered to be necessary in a particular ​situation: baseline for sth Europe's steelmakers have ​proposed a ​system that sets a baseline for ​carbonefficiency.baseline of sth The new ​features should ​provide a baseline of ​security for Windows ​users.
(Definition of baseline from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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