zero meaning

  • NounPLzeroesPLzerosSUF-ero
    1. The numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.
      1. In unary and k-adic notation in general, zero is the empty string. ‎
      2. Write 0.0 to indicate a floating point number rather than the integer zero. ‎
      3. The zero sign in American Sign Language is considered rude in some cultures. ‎
    2. The digit 0 in the decimal, binary, and all other base numbering systems.
      1. One million has six zeroes. ‎
    3. INF NU Nothing, or none.
      1. The shipment was lost, so they had zero in stock. ‎
      2. He knows zero about humour. ‎
      3. In the end, all of our hard work amounted to zero. ‎
    4. The value of a magnitude corresponding to the cardinal number zero.
      1. Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.
    5. The point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates.
      1. The temperature outside is ten degrees below zero. ‎
    6. (mathematics) A value of the independent variables of a function, for which the function is equal to zero.
      1. The zeroes of a polynomial are its roots by the fundamental theorem of algebra. ‎
      2. The derivative of a continuous, differentiable function that twice crosses the axis must have a zero. ‎
      3. The nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function may all lie on the critical line. ‎
    7. (mathematics, algebra) The additive identity element of a monoid or greater algebraic structure, particularly a group or ring.
      1. Since a commutative zero is the inverse of any additive identity, it must be unique when it exists.
      2. The zero (of a ring or field) has the property that the product of the zero with any element yields the zero.
      3. The quotient ring over a maximal ideal is a field with a single zero element.
    8. SLA A person of little or no importance.
      1. They rudely treated him like a zero.
    9. (military) A Mitsubishi A6M Zero, a long range fighter aircraft operated by the Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.
      1. A setting of calibrated instruments such as a firearm.
        1. (finance) A security which has a zero coupon (paying no periodic interest).
          1. The takeovers were financed by issuing zeroes.
      2. VerbSGzeroesPRzeroingPT, PPzeroed
        1. VT To set a measuring instrument to zero; to calibrate instrument scale to valid zero.
          1. Zero the fluorometer with the same solvent used in extraction.
        2. VT (computing) To change a memory location or range to values of zero; to set a variable in a computer program to zero.
          1. Results were inconsistent because an array wasn’t zeroed during initialization.
        3. VT To cause or set some value or amount to be zero.
          1. They tried to zero the budget by the end of the quarter.
        4. VT To eliminate; to delete; to overwrite with zeros.
          1. VI To disappear.
          2. Adjective
            1. INF (used with noun) none.
              1. She showed zero respect.
            2. (meteorology) Of a cloud ceiling, limiting vision to 50 feet (15 meters) or less.
              1. (meteorology) Of horizontal visibility, limited to 165 feet (50.3 meters) or less.
                1. (linguistics) Present at an abstract level, but not realized in the data.
                  1. The stem of "kobieta" with the zero ending is "kobiet".
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • In line commutation, advantage of the a.c. supply going through zero value at every half-cycle is taken to commutate the thyristor.
                  • Their trademarked financial structure involved issuing several kinds of zero coupons.
                  • The zero reference point for pressure recordings was set at the level of the right atrium in the midaxillary line (phlebostatic axis).
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • For some quark, perhaps, the measure of its funicity is zero.
                  • A large thermos-like container called a dewar contained 645 gallons of liquid helium to be cooled to within two degrees of absolute zero.

              Meaning of zero for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "zero" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a numeral. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Adjectives
                  • Uncomparable adjectives
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Numerals
                        • Verbs
                          • Intransitive verbs
                            • Transitive verbs
                          Difficultness: Level 3
                          Easy     ➨     Difficult
                          Definiteness: Level 9
                          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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