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Zero

Meanings and phrases

zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; 0
  2. indicating an initial point or origin
  3. of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)
  4. having no measurable or otherwise determinable value

zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a quantity of no importance; nothing; nil; nix; nada; null; aught; cipher; cypher; goose egg; naught; zilch; zip; zippo
  2. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number; 0; nought; cipher; cypher
  3. the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured; zero point
  4. the sight setting that will cause a projectile to hit the center of the target with no wind blowing

zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value
  2. adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); zero in

absolute zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (cryogenics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal); 0 Kelvin or -273.15 centigrade or -459.67 Fahrenheit
E.g.
  • The absolute zero, defined as , is approximately equal to , or .
  • Its numerical zero point, , is at the absolute zero of temperature.
  • Apart from the absolute zero, it does not have a reference temperature.

ground zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile)
  2. the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed
  3. the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon
E.g.
  • That area was ground zero for Camille's landfall.
  • This is referred to by some as damage control ground zero (DC0).
  • Following the September 11 attacks, Hondros took photographs at ground zero.

zero coupon bond

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security; zero-coupon bond
n.
  1. a security that makes no interest payments but instead is sold at a deep discount from its face value; zero-coupon security

zero hour

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the time set for the start of an action or operation

zero in

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids; range in; home in
  2. adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); zero

zero point

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured; zero
E.g.
  • Its numerical zero point, , is at the absolute zero of temperature.
  • Below are some estimated cab fares from State and Madison, the downtown zero point.
  • The zero point of Pogson's scale was originally defined by assigning Polaris a magnitude of exactly 2.

zero tolerance

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law)
E.g.
  • Gun safety teachers advocate zero tolerance of their use.
  • Following the incident, a "zero tolerance" policy was instituted specifically for coach Knight.
  • The crisis was a result of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy towards illegal immigrants.

zero points

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The player who achieves zero points first of all, wins the game.
  • The losing team gets zero points.
  • Last place received zero points.

equal to zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • total charge equal to zero.
  • Algebraically, this holds if and only if the discriminant is not equal to zero.
  • Moreover, the slopes of the derivatives of Δ"G" and Δ"H" converge and are equal to zero at "T" = 0.

below zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The temperatures were below zero degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The winters are usually quite warm and the temperature rarely goes below zero.
  • In the winter, there may be temperatures below zero degrees, when snow covers over the pass.

close to zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • International reserves, meanwhile, were close to zero.
  • Thus, ΔG for this reaction is close to zero.
  • If is a number close to zero, then is a number close to .

near zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He describes it as "near zero emissions".
  • Coefficients of friction range from near zero to greater than one.
  • At this air/fuel ratio, the formation of NOx is reduced to near zero.

reaches zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • If the time limit reaches zero, Kirby loses a life.
  • When her health reaches zero, she becomes a Scurge host.
  • When the count reaches zero, the object's memory is reclaimed.

not zero

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • By reordering the formula_30, we may assume that formula_31 is not zero.
  • Since "K" is not zero and is free, this implies formula_158, which is absurd.
  • We wish to show that when the flux is zero, the transmembrane potential is not zero.
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