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baselinenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪs.laɪn/
a line on a sports field, such as the one in tennis, that marks the end of the playing area, or the one in baseball that marks the path along which players run: She delivered a final serve from the baseline to win the match. an imaginary line used as a starting point for making comparisons: a baseline assessment
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