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noun [countable] [usually singular] American English pronunciation: baseline /ˈbeɪsˌlaɪn/ 
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pluralbaselines
  1. 1
    a quantity, value, or fact used as a standard for measuring other quantities, values, or facts

    The army's test is meant to set a baseline for physical fitness.

    baseline values/rates/requirements

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