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zero

noun
 
 
/ˈzɪərəʊ/ ( plural zeros, or zeroes)
[C or U] the number 0: They agreed to cut tariffs on 4,000 categories of goods to between zero and 5% by 2013.
[U] nothing at all, or the lowest possible amount: The intent of sustainable business development is to drive outputs of hazardous waste to zero.zero cost/growth The economic reform packages stirred the economy from zero growth.
[U] MEASURES on a set of numbers for comparing temperature in degrees Celsius, the level of temperature at which water freezes: The temperature dropped to ten degrees below zero.
informal →  zero coupon bond
Translations of “zero”
in Spanish cero, hora cero…
in Korean 숫자 영, 0, 영도…
in Arabic صِفْر…
in Portuguese zero…
in French zéro, l’heure H…
in German die Null, der Nullpunkt…
in Catalan zero…
in Japanese (数字の)ゼロ, (温度)零度, 氷点…
in Italian zero, zero gradi…
in Russian ноль…
in Turkish sıfır…
in Polish zero…
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