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- (cardinal number)
- The cardinal number occurring before one and that denotes no quantity or amount at all, represented in Arabic numerals as 0.
- The conductor waited until the passenger count was zero.
- A cheque for zero dollars and zero cents crashed the computers on division by zero.
- The numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.
- In unary and k-adic notation in general, zero is the empty string.
- Write 0.0 to indicate a floating point rather than the integer zero.
- The zero sign in American Sign Language is considered rude in some cultures.
- The digit 0 in the decimal, binary, and all other base numbering systems.
- One million has six zeros.
- Nothing; nought; an amount or degree that is for practical purposes irrelevant.
- The shipment was lost, so they had zero in stock.
- He knows zero about humor.
- In the end, all our hard work amounted to zero.
- A zero value of a magnitude.
- The electromagnetic field does not drop all the way to zero before a reversal.
- A point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates.
- The temperature outside is ten degrees below zero.
- A value of a function’s independent variables for which the function is equal to zero.
- The zeros of a polynomial are its roots by the fundamental theorem of algebra.
- The derivative of a continuous, differentiable function that twice crosses the axis must have a zero.
- The nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function may all lie on the critical line.
- The additive identity element of a monoid or greater algebraic structure, particularly a group or ring.
- Since a commutative zero is the inverse of any additive identity, it must be unique when it exists.
- The quotient ring over a maximal ideal is a field with a single zero element.
- A person of little or no importance.
- They rudely treated him like a zero.
- A plane flown by a Japanese kamikaze in WWII.
- A setting of calibrated instruments such as a firearm.
- A security which has a zero coupon (paying no periodic interest).
- The takeovers were financed by issuing zeros.
- For all practical purposes irrelevant. Usage: zero + noun.
- She showed zero respect.
- Of a cloud ceiling, limiting vision to 50 feet (15 meters) or less.
- Of horizontal visibility, limited to 165 feet (50.3 meters) or less.
- Present at an abstract level but not realized in the data.
- The stem of "kobieta" with the zero ending is "kobiet".
- To set a measuring instrument to zero; to calibrate instrument scale to valid zero.
- Zero the fluorometer with the same solvent used in extraction.
- To change a memory location or range to values of zero; to set a variable in a computer program to zero.
- Results were inconsistent because an array wasn’t zeroed during initialization.
- To cause or set some value or amount to be zero.
- They tried to zero the budget by the end of the quarter.
- To eliminate; to delete; to overwrite with zeros.
- 2001, Mark Pesce, "True Magic", in True Names by Vernor Vinge and the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier, James Frenkel (editor)
- They discovered the object code for the simulator that was DON, and zeroed it. DON — or his creator — was clever and had planted many copies,
- 2004, Anna Maxted, Being Committed, page 358
- If I zeroed Jack, I'd get by So I'd erased him, pretended the last few months had never happened.
- To disappear
- 1997, Tom Clancy, Executive Orders, page 340
- Traffic on the encrypted channels used by senior Iraqi generals had peaked and zeroed, then peaked again, and zeroed again.