- /ˈbeɪslaɪn/ (say 'baysluyn)
1. a line at the base of anything.
2. a basic standard or level, usually regarded as a reference point for comparison: baseline data.
3. Surveying an accurately measured line forming one side of a triangle or system of triangles from which all other sides are computed.
4. International Law the line from which the breadth of a coastal state's territorial sea is measured (normally, the low-water line).
5. Tennis a line at the end of the court.
6. Baseball a line joining bases.
7. essential; basic.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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