Definition of rebase in US English:



[with object]
  • Establish a new base level for (a tax level, price index, etc.).

    • ‘This looks nearer to reality as convergence on a rebased basis is clear.’
    • ‘The British Gurkha regiments were rebased in Malaya, later in Hong Kong, and finally in Britain.’
    • ‘The rebasing affects all series from their start dates, which is 1919 for total IP and manufacturing IP, 1948 for manufacturing capacity, and 1967 for total industrial capacity.’
    • ‘Shortly thereafter the Government Statistician announced a rebasing of the index, which could have been used to justify a lower rate of increase.’
    • ‘The flight was scheduled as a routine mission in which another crewman and I would rebase our qualifications.’
    • ‘Attempts by the chief executive to rebase the company's share options, even as the shares sank so low as to become virtually worthless, was typical of the decoupling.’
    • ‘We are completely restructuring our units to provide the right mix of warfighting capabilities while rebasing them to new and better facilities to provide a premier quality of life.’
    • ‘The effect of this is to the benefit of the Husband by some £24,000 because it will reduce his ultimate liability by that amount as 50% of the properties values will be rebased for tax purposes.’
    • ‘‘We need to have a rebasing of the levels of awards and investors need to be strong about demanding it.’
    • ‘During this year, the entire National Accounts have been rebased from 1993 onward which caused the delay in publishing these all important national benchmarks.’
    • ‘All 22 million English homes are now being revalued by the government's Valuation Office agency to pave the way for a rebasing of charges from April 2007.’
    • ‘Apart from the rebasing of the Italian lira in January 1990, when it moved from the wide to the narrow fluctuation band, there were no realignments.’
    • ‘After we provided the ship with a surface-surveillance picture, we started rebasing our night doppler approaches.’
    • ‘The company's associates have sold out as well and the chief executive had some options rebased from 70p to 10p.’
    • ‘He rebased the finances of racing, and went out on a tremendous high by settling the dispute with the Office of Fair Trading.’
    • ‘They frequently rebased our trees against the latest upstream kernels as well as integrated additional bug fixes, performance tunings, hardware platform support and feature additions.’
    • ‘For instance, rebasing by adding 50 to the non-economic component in each period and subtracting 50 from the economic component would not affect the conclusions at all.’
    • ‘Without the war, such rebasing may not have proved necessary.’