baseline

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1. General: Clearly defined starting point (point of departure) from where implementation begins, improvement is judged, or comparison is made.
3. Surveying: Surveyed line (running east and west; the longitudes or meridians run north and south) from which the location of a building, geographical feature, or territorial and maritime zones, etc., are measured and referenced. Also called latitude.

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We had a nice baseline as our point of origin. This set the tone for the rest of our business transactions with the company.
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Having a good baseline model for your business and sticking to it should help to make sure everything runs smoothly.
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The runner was called out because, in order to avoid getting tagged, he ran out of the baseline, which was illegal.
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