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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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For conventional spaceborne InSAR system, baseline can be estimated from satellite state vector [6], interferometry calibration (using Ground Control Points (GCPs) [7-9], coarse DEM data [10] or sea surface data [11]) or interferometric phase information [12,13].
The role of microstructure is depicted in Figure 4a and the best performers are the baseline +Ni and the austenitic steel.
However, there was only a trend level difference in choice proportions between the baseline and 180 s context schedule durations.
The EA groups and MC group both reduced the proportion of severe constipation compared with baseline at weeks 2, 4, and 8, respectively.
* all of the HF-MACE seen over 36 months in the Phase 2 trial occurred in control patients with baseline LVESV greater than 100 ml; the annualized HF-MACE rate was 24 percent in this group, with an overall 71 percent HF-MACE rate over 36 months
To quote from Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, a baseline is "a starting point." (6) Or, to offer a somewhat more technical variation on that--and applying it to a legal system--the baseline is the starting point of the legal regime and the reference point against which to measure legal change.
For the present study, we excluded individuals who died before the first follow-up (n = 107), those taking hypertension treatment at baseline (n = 126), those without systolic BP (SBP) or diastolic BP (DBP) measurements at baseline (n = 380), and individuals for whom no measurements of SBP or DBP were recorded during the follow-up (n = 406).
Baseline's movie and TV database provides information for movies and TV projects, TV and film professionals and box office data.
INTERGROUP COMPARISON OF HEART RATE: The Baseline heart rates between the two groups were comparable with no statistical significance.
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.
The recently released First Nations Cancer Control in Canada Baseline Report provides a baseline against which progress can be measured over the coming years.