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zero-base

[ zeer-oh-beys ]
/ ˈzɪər oʊˌbeɪs /
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adjective
Also zero-based . without reference to a base figure or to previous practice; according to present needs only, as opposed to a percentage increase or decrease of previous figures: zero-base planning; zero-base inventory.
verb (used with object), ze·ro-based, ze·ro-bas·ing.
to apply zero-base methods to.
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Origin of zero-base

First recorded in 1965–70
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