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Baseline

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.

baseline

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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After you have established your baseline data and tracked your extruder performance over time, it is important to set a target range for optimal performance.
Identify the need to collect baseline data about this concern in order to a) determine whether or not the problem exists as initially identified, b) determine the difference between the client's current behavior and the environmental or consultee's expectations, and c) further hypothesize about possible reasons for the client's behavior (Kratochwill et al.
Each kind of medication requires different baseline data to be gathered before prescribing a drug, as well as different types of patient monitoring.
In addition, evaluation of new equipment technology is difficult without reliable baseline data.
The team then reviews the baseline data to find opportunities for part reductions and assembly simplifications.
Our baseline data, supplied through the PeopleSoft application, shows that the number of prospects has increased in the past year by more than 75 percent.
Gather baseline data to assist in assessing failure or improvement.
The print-based tool provides baseline data needed for the development of annual measurable achievement objectives.
which markets rofecoxib as Vioxx, collected baseline data from 14 women with perimenstrual migraine.
High-risk behaviors among men who have sex with men in 6 US cities: baseline data from the EXPLORE study, American Journal of Public Health, 2003, 93(6):926-932.
After baseline data collection, and for two weeks thereafter, subjects refrained from brushing and flossing one randomly selected half of the mandibular arch.
In addition, for the third objective, we will be performing handling qualities studies with the nonlearning system for comparison to the learning system in order to get more baseline data to compare with simulation and aerodynamic models.

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