Noun: zero (zeros,zeroes) zeer-ow- A mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
- 0, nought [Brit], cipher, cypher, naught [N. Amer] - No amount at all; something of no value or importance
- nothing, nil, nix [informal], nada [N. Amer, informal], null, aught [archaic], cipher, cypher, goose egg [N. Amer, informal], naught [N. Amer], zilch [informal], zip, zippo [N. Amer, informal], nought [Brit] - The point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured
- zero point - The sight setting that will cause a projectile to hit the centre of the target with no wind blowing
Adjective: zero zeer-ow- Indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration
"a zero score"; - 0 - Having no measurable or otherwise determinable value
"the goal is zero population growth" - Indicating an initial point or origin
- Of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)
Verb: zero zeer-ow- Adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
- Adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
"He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"; - zero in
Derived forms: zeroing, zeros, zeroes, zeroed See also: cardinal, no, ordinal Type of: adjust, correct, digit, figure, numerical quantity, relative quantity, set, sight setting Encyclopedia: Zero, Mississippi |