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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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noughtnought /nɔːt $ nɒːt/ number  1 British EnglishHMNNONE/NOTHING the number 0 syn zero A billion is 1 with 9 noughts after it.nought point one/two/three etc (=0.1,0.2 etc)2 old use used in some expressions to mean nothing Peace negotiations came to nought (=were not successful).
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noughtBut really, all this will come to nought.Now try to imagine a ten followed by thirty noughts.A million is a 1 with 6 noughts after it.Hunter carved a hideous noughts and crosses pattern on Heidi's naked bottom after strangling her with a belt.And 75 per cent of nought is still nought.came to noughtAs he did so his hamstring went and four years of training and dreaming came to nought.
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