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BASELINE (OF A GRAPH)

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French Equivalent: Ligne de base

Definition:
The horizontal line on a graph corresponding to some convenient basic measurement of the variable represented on the ordinate scale. The base is often taken to be zero.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, April 24, 2003