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    zero - Dictionary definition and meaning for word zero

    (noun) a quantity of no importance
    Synonyms : aught , cipher , cypher , goose egg , nada , naught , nil , nix , nothing , null , zilch , zip , zippo
    Example Sentence
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
    (noun) a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    Synonyms : 0 , cipher , cypher , nought
    (noun) the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured
    Synonyms : zero point
    (noun) the sight setting that will cause a projectile to hit the center of the target with no wind blowing Definition
    (verb) adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value Definition
    (verb) adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
    Synonyms : zero in
    Example Sentence
    • He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards
    (adj) indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration
    Synonyms : 0
    Example Sentence
    • a zero score
    (adj) having no measurable or otherwise determinable value
    Example Sentence
    • the goal is zero population growth
    (adj) indicating an initial point or origin Definition
    (adj) of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)
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