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Anything used for comparison. For example, a company that wishes to determine whether its profits are increasing or decreasing may compare them to a previous year's profits. In this case, the previous year's profits are considered the base line. A baseline is also called a base. See also: Benchmark, Base currency.
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East-west lines in the public land survey system, part of the baseline and meridian line components. Each principal meridian has a baseline. Properties in the principal meridian's area are described by their bearing east or west of the meridian and north or south of the baseline.

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Satellites in DS-SAR system formate according to specific rules, so that baselines can be configured expediently [2], which are usually coupled for formation flying [17], that is, along-track baseline and cross-track baseline exist simultaneously [18,19].
Patients with high baseline sST2 values who were not titrated to high BB dose had the highest baseline NT-proBNP concentration (2225.0 (976.3, 6095.0) pg/ml), whereas patients with low baseline sST2 values who were titrated to high-dose BB had the lowest baseline NT-proBNP values (210.5 (62.9, 1485.0) pg/ml).
However, this comparison had the same effect size (d= 0.61) as the only significant choice proportion difference between baseline and the 180 s context schedule condition.
In PAC-QOL, the EA groups and MC group had significant improvements on all subscales at weeks 2, 4, and 8, respectively, compared with baseline period (p < 0.0001, all) (Table 5).
* in contrast, no HF-MACE were seen over the entire 36 months in 150 million MPC-treated patients with baseline LVESV greater than 100 ml (p equals 0.0007 when analyzed by Kaplan-Meier time-to-first-event analysis and p is less than 0.0001 by incidence analysis for total/recurrent HF-MACE, 0 versus 11 events).
The official budget baseline was a central character in the story of the fiscal cliff.
Spot urine samples were collected in 50-mL acid-washed tubes from 95.6, 94.5, 91.6, and 89.9% of the cohort participants at baseline and at the first, second, and third follow-up visits, respectively.
Gracenote will use target's data and content delivery platform to increase its own TV and movie offerings as it sees that Baseline's data is becoming ever more important for its clients, according to its statement.
Fentanyl group had a mean heart rate of 102.90[+ or -]18.78 per minute which was 22.4% above the baseline values, statistically significant with p value of 0.00.
Under current rules, the 1961-1990 baseline is set to be updated in 2021 with the data from 1991-2020.
There were several changes that occurred in the 2007 version including the baseline building vertical fenestration percentages, calculating the baseline building HVAC supply fan power, and airside economizer requirements.