# zero

### adjective

1. indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration

*- a zero score*

Similar word(s): cardinal

2. having no measurable or otherwise determinable value

*- the goal is zero population growth*

Similar word(s): no

3. indicating an initial point or origin

Similar word(s): ordinal

4. of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)

#### Sentences with zero as an adjective:

*- She showed zero respect.*

*- The stem of "kobieta" with the zero ending is "kobiet".*

### noun

1. a quantity of no importance

Similar word(s): aught, cipher, cypher, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, null, zilch, zip, zippo

Definition categories: quantity

2. a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number

Similar word(s): cipher, cypher, nought

Definition categories: quantity, digit, figure

3. the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured

Definition categories: thought

4. the sight setting that will cause a projectile to hit the center of the target with no wind blowing

Definition categories: man–made

#### Sentences with zero as a noun:

*- In unary and k-adic notation in general, zero is the empty string.*

*- Write 0.0 to indicate a floating point number rather than the integer zero.*

*- The zero sign in American Sign Language is considered rude in some cultures.*

*- One million has six zeroes.*

*- The shipment was lost, so they had zero in stock.*

*- He knows zero about humour.*

*- In the end, all of our hard work amounted to zero.*

*- The electromagnetic field does not drop all of the way to zero before a reversal.*

*- The temperature outside is ten degrees below zero.*

*- The zeroes of a polynomial are its roots by the fundamental theorem of algebra.*

*- The derivative of a continuous, differentiable function that twice crosses the axis must have a zero.*

*- The nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function may all lie on the critical line.*

*- Since a commutative zero is the inverse of any additive identity, it must be unique when it exists.*

*- The zero (of a ring or field) has the property that the product of the zero with any element yields the zero.*

*- The quotient ring over a maximal ideal is a field with a single zero element.*

*- They rudely treated him like a zero.*

*- The takeovers were financed by issuing zeroes.*

### verb

1. adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value

Definition categories: change, adjust, correct, set

2. adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)

*- He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards*

Definition categories: change, adjust, correct, set

#### Sentences with zero as a verb:

*- Zero the fluorometer with the same solvent used in extraction.*

*- Results were inconsistent because an array wasn’t zeroed during initialization.*

*- They tried to zero the budget by the end of the quarter.*