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1The particular case of a system being analysed in which no variables are changed from their initial values.
Mathematics. The initial statement proved in an induction, forming the first element of the infinite sequence generated by the induction.
1960s; earliest use found in Journal of Marketing. From base + case.
base case/ˈbeɪs ˌkeɪs/
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