Thesaurus
Translate
Puzzles & Games
Reference
Word of the Day
Blog
Slideshows
Apps by Dictionary
My Account
Log Out
Log In
follow Dictionary.com
Dictionary
Thesaurus
Translate
More...
Spanish Dictionary
Quotes
Word Dynamo
Reference
Our Blog
Daily Crossword
Crossword Solver
What do
a.m.
and
p.m.
stand for?
Favorite Button
CITE
Translate
Facebook
Share
Twitter
Tweet
Google+
Share
zero-base
[
zeer
-oh-beys]
/ˈzɪər oʊˌbeɪs/
IPA
Syllables
Word Origin
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 of
zero-base
Expand
1965-1970
1965-70
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
11 Winning Words from the Scripps...
Beta? Cache? Crack the code for the...
8 Ways to Say Congratulations!
Dear Mom: 5 Adjectives for Mother's...
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
Apostrophes 101
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
zero-base
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
zero
13
13
Scrabble
Words With Friends
Quotes with
zero-base
Just as rotten wood cannot be used for pillars, so base people cannot become masters.
unknown author
Base men who prosper are unenviable.
Aeschylus
Well on the way to inexistence. As zero to the infinite.
Samuel Beckett
More Quotes
Related Word
zero-base budgeting
Nearby words for zero-base
zermelo set theory
zermelo's axiom
zernike
zero
zero and add packed
zero assignment
zero balancing
zero cool
zero day
zero defects
zero gravity
zero grazing
zero hour
zero in
zero in on
zero insertion force
zero on
zero option
zero out
zero population growth
zero stage
zero tillage
zero tolerance
zero vector
zero's
zero-base
zero-base budgeting
zero-content
zero-coupon
zero-day
zero-divisor
zero-emission
zero-emission vehicle
zero-in
zero-in-on
zero-on
zero-point energy
zero-rate
zero-rated
zero-sum
zero-sum game
zero-to-hero
zero-tolerance
zero-zero
zeroed
zeroed in
zeroed in on
zeroed on
zeroed-in
zeroed-in-on
zeroed-on