Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryENGLISH  NUMERAL
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From French _zéro_, from Italian _zero_, from Medieval Latin _zephirum_, from Arabic _صفر_ (ṣifr, “nothing, cipher”).
From French zéro, from Italian zero, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صفر (ṣifr, “nothing, cipher”).
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryENGLISH  PRONUNCIATION
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* (UK, New Zealand, Australia) IPA(key): /ˈzɪə.ɹəʊ/
* (US) enPR: zē'rō, IPA(key): /ˈziɹ.oʊ/
* Rhymes: ɪəɹəʊ
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ZERO (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ ZEROES _or_ ZEROS)
* The numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.
_In unary and kadic notation in general, ZERO is the empty string._
_Write 0.0 to indicate a floating point number 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 ZEROES._
* (informal, uncountable) Nothing, or none.
_The shipment was lost, so they had ZERO in stock._
_He knows ZERO about humour._
_In the end, all of our hard work amounted to ZERO._
* The value of a magnitude corresponding to the cardinal number zero.
_The electromagnetic field does not drop all of the way to ZERO before a reversal._
* The point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates.
_The temperature outside is ten degrees below ZERO._
* (mathematics) A value of the independent variables of a function, for which the function is equal to zero.
_The ZEROES 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._
* (mathematics, algebra) 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 ZERO (of a ring or field) has the property that the product of the ZERO with any element yields the ZERO._
_The quotient ring over a maximal ideal is a field with a single ZERO element._
* (slang) A person of little or no importance.
_They rudely treated him like a ZERO._
* (military) A Mitsubishi A6M Zero, a long range fighter aircraft operated by the Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.
* A setting of calibrated instruments such as a firearm.
* (finance) A security which has a zero coupon (paying no periodic interest).
_The takeovers were financed by issuing ZEROES._
SYNONYMS
* (numeric symbol zero): cipher
* (digit zero): slashed zero
* (point of origin on a scale): origin, zero point
* (lowest point): nadir
* (negligible or irrelevant amount): naught, nil, nothing, nought, nowt, null, _(informal)_ bugger all, _(informal)_ fuck all, nada, sod all, sweet FA, sweet Fanny Adams, zilch, zip
* (person of little importance): cipher, nobody, nonentity
* (value of a function’s variables at zero): root
* (identity element of a monoid): additive identity
ANTONYMS
* (value of a function's variables at zero): pole
HOLONYMS
* (value of a function's variables at zero): kernel
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zero (countable and uncountable, plural zeroes or zeros)

The numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.

In unary and kadic notation in general, zero is the empty string.

Write 0.0
to indicate a floating point number 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 zeroes.

(informal, uncountable) Nothing, or none.

The shipment was lost, so they had zero in stock.

He knows zero about humour.

In the end, all of our hard work amounted to zero.

The value of a magnitude corresponding to the cardinal number zero.

The electromagnetic field does not drop all of the way to zero before a reversal.

The point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates.

The temperature outside is ten degrees below zero.

(mathematics) A value of the independent variables of a function, for which the function is equal to zero.

The zeroes 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.
 (mathematics, algebra) 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 zero (of a ring or field) has the property that the product of the zero with any element yields the zero.

The quotient ring over a maximal ideal is a field with a single zero element.

(slang) A person of little or no importance.

They rudely treated him like a zero.

(military) A Mitsubishi A6M Zero, a long range fighter aircraft operated by the Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.

A setting of calibrated instruments
such as a firearm.

(finance) A security which has a zero coupon (paying no periodic interest).

The takeovers were financed by issuing zeroes.

(numeric symbol zero): cipher

(digit zero): slashed zero

(point of origin on a scale): origin, zero point

(lowest point): nadir

(negligible or irrelevant amount): naught, nil, nothing, nought, nowt, null, (informal) bugger all, (informal) fuck all, nada, sod all, sweet FA, sweet Fanny Adams, zilch, zip

(person of little importance): cipher, nobody, nonentity

(value of a
function’s variables at zero): root

(identity element of a monoid): additive identity
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryENGLISH  ADJECTIVE
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ZERO (_thirdperson singular simple present_ ZEROES, _present participle_ ZEROING, _simple past and past participle_ ZEROED)
* (transitive) To set a measuring instrument to zero; to calibrate instrument scale to valid zero.
_ZERO the fluorometer with the same solvent used in extraction._
* (transitive, computing) 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._
* (transitive) To cause or set some value or amount to be zero.
_They tried to ZERO the budget by the end of the quarter._
* (transitive) 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.
* (intransitive) 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.
SYNONYMS
* (to set to zero): tare
* (to cause to be zero): zero out
DERIVED TERMS
* zero in
* zero in on
* zero out
TRANSLATIONS
zero (thirdperson singular simple present zeroes, present participle zeroing, simple past and past participle zeroed)

(transitive) To set a measuring instrument to zero; to calibrate instrument scale to valid zero.

Zero the fluorometer with the same solvent used in extraction.

(transitive, computing) 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.

(transitive) To cause or set some value or amount to be zero.

They tried to zero the budget by the end of the quarter.

(transitive) 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.

(intransitive) To disappear
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryCATALAN  ETYMOLOGY
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Catalan  Pronunciation
* IPA(key): /ˈzɛɾu/
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Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryINTERLINGUA  NUMERAL
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Interlingua  Numeral
ZERO
* zero
zero

zero
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryITALIAN  PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): /ˈd͡zɛ.ro/, [ˈd̪͡z̪ɛː.r̺o]
* Hyphenation: zè‧ro

IPA^{(key)}: /ˈd͡zɛ.ro/, [ˈd̪͡z̪ɛː.r̺o]
 Hyphenation: zè‧ro
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryITALIAN  ADJECTIVE
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ZERO m (_plural_ ZERI)
* zero
* nil (football)
DERIVED TERMS
* a zero
* zero assoluto
* zero spaccato
* zero zero sette
* l'ora zero
zero m (plural zeri)

zero

nil (football)
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryITALIAN  SEE ALSO
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* Appendix:Italian numbers
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryJAPANESE  ROMANIZATION
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Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryKURDISH  ETYMOLOGY
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_zer_ + _ê_
zer + ê
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryKURDISH  NOUN
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ZERO m
* blond (male person)
zero m

blond (male person)
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* zerê
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryLATIN  NOUN
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From Italian _zero_, from Italian _zefiro_, from Medieval Latin _zephirum_, from Arabic _صفر_ (ṣifr, “nothing, cipher”)
From Italian zero, from Italian zefiro, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صفر (ṣifr, “nothing, cipher”)
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryPOLISH  PRONUNCIATION
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* IPA(key): [ˈz̪ɛrɔ]
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryPOLISH  NUMERAL
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ZERO n
* zero
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* zerówka, zerować
zero n

zero
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryPORTUGUESE  ETYMOLOGY
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Portuguese  Etymology
From French _zéro_, from Italian _zero_, from Medieval Latin _zephirum_, from Arabic _صفر_ (ṣifr, “nothing, cipher”).
From French zéro, from Italian zero, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صفر (ṣifr, “nothing, cipher”).
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Portuguese  Pronunciation
* (Brazil, Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈzɛ.ɾu/
* Hyphenation: ze‧ro
Which the Definition/Meaning of zero in categoryPORTUGUESE  NUMERAL
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