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baseline

a line at each end of a tennis court that marks the limit of play
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baseline

The straight line between two observational points, as between the elements of an interferometer (see radio telescope). The longer the baseline between two radio telescopes, the finer the detail that can be resolved in a radio source. See also LBI; VLBI.
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Baseline

A standard measure or perceived common level of performance at a given point in time, against which design objectives and/or performance targets may be set against to achieve improved design outcomes or performance standards.
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i. The shorter arc of the great circle joining the master and slave station of a pair of radio-transmitting stations.
ii. A yardstick for comparing an existing and a new system or aircraft. In this case, the former serves as a baseline.
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baseline

The horizontal line to which the bottoms of lowercase characters (without descenders) are aligned. See typeface.
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Baseline conditions contained no context schedules, contained a 1 s ITI, and lasted 32 trials.
By arriving at a better understanding of budget baselines, this Article helps to inform a number of key fiscal debates and makes recommendations for how to improve budget measures going forward.
The WMO Commission for Climatology believes rising temperatures and more heatwaves and heavy rains mean the existing baseline, based on the climate averages between 1961 to 1990, is out of date as a guide, the WMO said in a statement.
In addition, it proposes to make the baseline consistent with the prescriptive requirements in the 2004 version of the standard and to preserve that consistency in future versions.
Baseline determines performance of interferometric SAR (InSAR) system and is also an important parameter in elevation reversion.
Recommendation: To strengthen its baselines, facilitate external and independent reviews of those baselines, ensure effective oversight of the BMDS, and further improve transparency and accountability of its efforts, and to improve clarity, consistency, and completeness of the baselines reported to Congress, the Secretary of Defense should ensure that MDA, for resource baselines, in meeting new statutory requirements to include a cost estimate in each acquisition baseline for a program element, take steps to ensure these cost estimates are high quality, reliable cost estimates that are documented to facilitate external review.
We recommend defining alternative baselines for calculating energy cost savings and payback periods for energy efficiency strategies.
The key issue is that these activities may or may not provide a significant boost in volume; moreover, many suppliers and retailers have not developed tools for tracking baseline volume.
In order to present the GPSSTS for the purpose of more density spread arguments, we made the direction reductions of baselines from the third and fourth quarter of the reference frame to the first and second quarter.
One area of concern however, is the prolonged nature of baselines. Extended baselines are not always educationally sound for students who need intervention (Neuman & McCormick, 1995).
ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to see whether anomalies observed in physiological baseline measurements could be found in data from previously published studies.