Date: | 1600-1700 |

Language: | French |

Origin: | zéro, from Arabic sifr 'empty, nothing' |

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ze‧ro1 plural zeros or zeroes

1HMN the number 0 [= nought British English]

Make X greater than or equal to zero.

2TMHMN the point between + and - on a scale for measuring something, or the lowest point on a scale that shows how much there is left of something :

The petrol gauge was already at zero.

4 none at all, or the lowest possible amount ** somebody's chances are zero** (=they have no chance of success)

Mike's chances of winning are virtually zero.

From 1971 to 1976 West Vancouver experienced zero population growth.

Definition of zero from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic NUMBERS

the topic NUMBERS

add
addition
bi-
billion
calculate
constant
D
demi-
division
eight
eleven
equal(a)
equal(v)
even
factor(n)
factor(v)
fifth
fig.
figure
five
four
fourth
gross
hundred
L
M
million
multiple
-nd
negative
nine
No.
nos.
number
O
one
pi
plot
point
positive
product
-rd
root
round
score
second
set
six
square(n)
square(v)
-st
sum
take
ten
thousand
three
tri-
twenty
twice
unit
V
X
zero

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