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baseline in Baseball topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbaselinebase‧line /ˈbeɪslaɪn/ noun [countable usually singular]  1 TMH technical a standard measurement or fact against which other measurements or facts are compared, especially in medicine or science The company’s waste emissions were 14% lower than in 1998, the baseline year.2 DSthe line at the back of the court in games such as tennis or volleyball3 DSBthe area that a player must run within, on a baseball field
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baselineThis survey is a baseline against which attempts to effect change can be measured.The treatment groups were compared at baseline with respect to more than fifty characteristics.From baseline to net: .Some ways of setting baselines and measuring behaviour were discussed inPart 2.Dads creep along the baselines calling instructions as the dusk gathers in.The man walked along the baseline toward the team locker rooms.Besides, it is playing fast and loose with the statistics to take 1981 as the baseline for the Government's claims.However, Wainwright offered stubborn resistance, and responded with some hard hitting from the baseline to level the score at 6-6.