how to pronounce baseline


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baseline is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of baseline in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… YouTube but the legal baseline for doing …”

meanings of baseline


  1. A datum used as the basis for calculation or for comparison.
  2. The line at the farthest ends of the court indicating the boundary of the area of play.
  3. A line used as the basis for the alignment of glyphs.
  4. A configuration of software, hardware, or a process that is established and documented as a point of reference.
  5. A line that is a base for measurement or for construction.


  1. To play from the baseline.
  2. To provide a baseline for measurement.

baseline frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word baseline occurs in english on average 5.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics baseline can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that baseline can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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