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  Definition of zero
  1. the quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale
  2. a quantity of no importance; "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"
  3. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
  4. adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"
  5. adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
  6. indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; "a zero score"
  7. indicating an initial point or origin
  8. of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)
Similar Words: zero point, nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zilch, zip, 0, nought, zero in

 

Hyponyms: nihil, bugger all, Fanny Adams, sweet Fanny Adams

 

Pertainyms: null set

 

Derivational Morphology: calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure, nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, goose egg, naught, zilch, zip, 0, nought, zero point

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: nula   Breton: mann  
Bulgarian: нула   Catalan: posar a zero and res and zero a l'esquerra  
Chinese:   Croatian: nula  
Danish: nul and nulpunkt and nulstille and nulværdi   Dutch: nul and op  
Esperanto: nulo and nululo   Estonian: null and nullima  
Finnish: ei mitään and nolla and nollakohta and nollata   French: mettre and zéro  
Frisian: nul   German: Null and nullen and Nullstelle  
Greek: μηδέν and μηδενίζω   Hebrew: אפס  
Hindi: शून्य   Hungarian: nulla and nulláz  
Icelandic: núll   Indonesian: nol  
Interlingua: reducer   Irish: neamhní  
Italian: azzerare and zero   Japanese:  
Korean:   Kurdish: sifir  
Latvian: nulle   Maltese: żero  
Norwegian: null and nullpunkt   Novial: sero  
Polish: wyzerować and zero   Portuguese: zerar and zero  
Romanian: a reduce and zero   Russian: настраивать and нуль  
Serbian: нула   Slovak: nula  
Slovene: nič and ničla   Spanish: cero and don nadie and poner  
Swedish: noll and nolla and nollställe   Telugu: సున్నా  
Turkish: sıfır   Ukrainian: зеро  
Vietnamese: số không  
 
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