zero

Pronunciation Numeral

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Pronunciation Numeral

*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**.

**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: Nullstelle
- Portuguese: zero
- Spanish: cero, raíz

- 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

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