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a line at each end of a tennis court that marks the limit of play
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baselineThe 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.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
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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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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baselineThe horizontal line to which the bottoms of lowercase characters (without descenders) are aligned. See typeface.
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