zero

Definitions:

  • The numerical symbol 0; a cipher.
  • None
  • The identity element for addition.
  • A cardinal number indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration.
  • An ordinal number indicating an initial point or origin.
  • An argument at which the value of a function vanishes.
  • The temperature indicated by the numeral 0 on a thermometer.
  • A sight setting that enables a firearm to shoot on target.
  • One having no influence or importance; a nonentity.
  • The lowest point.
  • Nothing; nil.
  • Of, relating to, or being zero.
  • None
  • Having no measurable or otherwise determinable value.
  • Absent, inoperative, or irrelevant in specified circumstances.
  • None
  • Designating a ceiling not more than 16 meters (52 feet) high.
  • Limited in horizontal visibility to no more than 55 meters (180 feet).
  • Of or relating to a morpheme that is expected by an established, regular paradigm but has no spoken or written form. <em>Moose</em> has a zero plural; that is, its plural is <em>moose.</em>
  • To adjust (an instrument or a device) to zero value.
  • None
  • To aim or concentrate firepower on an exact target location.
  • To adjust the aim or sight of by repeated firings.
  • To converge intently; close in.
  • To reduce to zero.
  • To eliminate (a budget or budget item) by cutting off funding.
  • In <em>function-theory</em>, a value of <em>x</em> which makes the function vanish.
  • In <em>psychophysics</em>, the temperature at which a thermal stimulus fails to arouse a sensation either of warmth or of cold in the cutaneous organs; the indifference-point of thermal stimulation.
  • Cipher; the figure 0, which stands for naught in the Arabic notation for numbers.
  • The defect of all quantity considered as quantity; the origin of measurement stated as at a distance from itself; nothing, quantitatively regarded.
  • <strong>Hence</strong>—3. Figuratively, the bottom of the scale; the lowest point or ebb; a state of nullity or inanition.
  • A cipher; nothing; naught.
  • The point from which the graduation of a scale, as of a thermometer, commences.
  • Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion.
  • See under <er>Absolute</er>.
  • a method of comparing, or measuring, forces, electric currents, etc., by so opposing them that the pointer of an indicating apparatus, or the needle of a galvanometer, remains at, or is brought to, zero, as contrasted with methods in which the deflection is observed directly; -- called also <altname>null method</altname>.
  • the point indicating zero, or the commencement of a scale or reckoning.
  • The <xref>cardinal number</xref> occurring before <xref>one</xref> and that <xref>denotes</xref> no <xref>quantity</xref> or amount at all, represented in <xref>Arabic numerals</xref> as <xref>0</xref>.
  • The <xref>numeric</xref> <xref>symbol</xref> that represents the cardinal number zero.
  • The <xref>digit</xref> <xref>0</xref> in the <xref>decimal</xref>, <xref>binary</xref>, and all other <xref>base</xref> numbering systems.
  • <xref>Nothing</xref>, or <xref>none</xref>.
  • The value of a <xref>magnitude</xref> corresponding to the cardinal number zero.
  • The point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates.
  • A value of the <xref>independent variables</xref> of a function, for which the <xref>function</xref> is equal to zero.
  • The <xref>additive</xref> <xref>identity element</xref> of a <xref>monoid</xref> or greater <xref>algebraic structure</xref>, particularly a <xref>group</xref> or <xref>ring</xref>.
  • A person of little or no <xref>importance</xref>.
  • A Mitsubishi A6M Zero, a long range fighter aircraft operated by the Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.
  • A setting of <xref>calibrated</xref> instruments such as a <xref>firearm</xref>.
  • A <xref>security</xref> which has a <xref>zero coupon</xref> (paying no periodic interest).
  • <xref>none</xref>
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