zero

zero

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of zero in English

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English

Etymology

From French zéro, from Italian zero, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صِفْر(ṣifr, nothing, cipher).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, General New Zealand, General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈzɪəɹəʊ/
  • (US) enPR: zîrʹō('), zēʹrō('), IPA(key): /ˈzɪɹ(ˌ)oʊ/, /ˈzi(ˌ)ɹoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪəɹəʊ, -iːɹəʊ
  • Hyphenation: zero

Numeral

zero

  1. The cardinal number occurring before one and that denotes no quantity or amount at all, represented in Arabic numerals as 0.

Usage notes

  • In an adjectival sense, used with the plural of a countable noun or with an uncountable noun:
    I have zero dollars and zero food.

Synonyms

Derived terms

  • non-zero
  • zero-g
  • zeroth
  • zeroeth

Translations

See also

  • Table of cardinal numbers 0 to 9 in various languages

Noun

zero (countable and uncountable, plural zeroes or zeros)

  1. The numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.
  2. The digit 0 in the decimal, binary, and all other base numbering systems.
  3. (informal, uncountable) Nothing, or none.
  4. The value of a magnitude corresponding to the cardinal number zero.
  5. The point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates.
  6. (mathematics) A value of the independent variables of a function, for which the function is equal to zero.
  7. (mathematics, algebra) The additive identity element of a monoid or greater algebraic structure, particularly a group or ring.
  8. (slang) A person of little or no importance.
  9. (military) A Mitsubishi A6M Zero, a long range fighter aircraft operated by the Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.
  10. A setting of calibrated instruments such as a firearm.
  11. (finance) A security which has a zero coupon (paying no periodic interest).

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

Hyponyms

Holonyms

  • (value of a function's variables at zero): kernel

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Adjective

zero (not comparable)

  1. (informal) no, not any
  2. (meteorology) Of a cloud ceiling, limiting vision to 50 feet (15 meters) or less.
  3. (meteorology) Of horizontal visibility, limited to 165 feet (50.3 meters) or less.
  4. (linguistics) Present at an abstract level, but not realized in the data.

Synonyms

  • (informal: virtually none): no

Derived terms

  • zero growth
  • zero tolerance

Translations

Verb

zero (third-person singular simple present zeroes, present participle zeroing, simple past and past participle zeroed)

  1. (transitive) To set a measuring instrument to zero; to calibrate instrument scale to valid zero.
  2. (transitive, computing) To change a memory location or range to values of zero; to set a variable in a computer program to zero.
  3. (transitive) To cause or set some value or amount to be zero.
  4. (transitive) To eliminate; to delete; to overwrite with zeros.
  5. (intransitive) To disappear

Synonyms

  • (to set to zero): tare
  • (to cause to be zero): zero out

Derived terms

  • zero in
  • zero in on
  • zero out

Translations


Basque

Etymology

From Italian zero, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صِفْر(ṣifr, nothing, cipher).

Numeral

zero

  1. zero

Catalan

Etymology

From Italian zero, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صِفْر(ṣifr, nothing, cipher).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈzɛ.ɾo/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈzɛ.ɾu/

Numeral

zero m or f

  1. zero
  2. (metrology) zero; origin point of a scale

Derived terms

  • zero a l’esquerra
  • zero absolut

Noun

zero m (plural zeros)

  1. zero

Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from English zeroFrench zéroItalian zeroSpanish cero.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈze.ro/

Numeral

zero

  1. (temperature) zero
  2. (arithmetic) cipher, nought

Interlingua

Numeral

zero

  1. zero

Italian

Etymology

From New Latin zerum, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صِفْر(ṣifr, nothing”, “cipher).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡zɛ.ro/, [ˈd̪͡z̪ɛːr̺o]
  • Rhymes: -ɛro
  • Hyphenation: zè‧ro

Numeral

zero

  1. zero

Adjective

zero m or f (invariable)

  1. zero

Noun

zero m (plural zeri)

  1. zero
  2. nil (football)

Derived terms

  • a zero
  • zero assoluto
  • zero spaccato
  • zero zero sette
  • l'ora zero

See also

  • Appendix:Italian numbers

Japanese

Romanization

zero

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ゼロ

Kurdish

Etymology

zer +‎ -o

Noun

zero m

  1. blond (male person)

See also

  • zerê

Latin

Noun

zerō

  1. dative singular of zerum
  2. ablative singular of zerum

Polish

Etymology

From Italian zero, from Italian zefiro, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صِفْر(ṣifr, nothing, cipher).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɛ.rɔ/

Numeral

zero n

  1. zero

Declension

Coordinate terms

Derived terms

  • zerówka, zerować

Further reading

  • zero in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from French zéro, from Italian zero, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic صِفْر(ṣifr, nothing, cipher).

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil, Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈzɛ.ɾu/
  • Hyphenation: ze‧ro

Adjective

zero m pl or f pl

  1. zero

Usage notes

Takes the plural.

Synonyms

  • nenhum (equivalent pronoun)

Noun

zero m (plural zeros)

  1. zero (name of the digit 0)

Related terms

  • zéfiro

Verb

zero

  1. first-person singular (eu) present indicative of zerar

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from French zéro.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈze.ro/

Numeral

zero

  1. zero

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