zero base

zero-base

[zeer-oh-beys]
adjective
1.
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), zero-based, zero-basing.
2.
to apply zero-base methods to.

Origin:
1965–70

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