- cln en 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 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
- (value of a function's variables at zero) pole
- German: Null
- German: Null, Nichts, Niemand
- Italian: zero assoluto, un uomo da niente, nullità
- Portuguese: zero, zero à esquerda, joão-ninguém
- Spanish: don nadie, cero a la izquierda
zero (not comparable)
- (informal) no, not any
- She showed zero respect.
- (meteorology) Of a cloud ceiling, limiting vision to 50 feet (15 meters) or less.
- (meteorology) Of horizontal visibility, limited to 165 feet (50.3 meters) or less.
- (linguistics) Present at an abstract level, but not realized in the data.
- The stem of "kobieta" with the zero ending is "kobiet".
- (informal: virtually none) no
- Italian: senza
zero (zeroes, present participle zeroing; 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.
- (intransitive) To disappear
- French: zéroter, mettre à zéro
- German: nullen, auf Null stellen
- Italian: azzerare
- Portuguese: zerar
- Russian: настра́ивать на нуль