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zero

number  /ˈzɪər·oʊ, ˈzi·roʊ/ ( plural zeros or zeroes) us  

zero number (NUMBER)

0

zero

noun [U]  /ˈzɪər·oʊ, ˈzi·roʊ/ us  

zero noun [U] (NOTHING)

nothing; not anything: Visibility in the fog was just about zero.

zero

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈzɪər·oʊ, ˈzi·roʊ/ us  

zero adjective [not gradable] (NOT ANY)

not any or no: The economy showed zero growth in the first quarter of this year.
Translations of “zero”
in Korean 숫자 영, 0, 영도…
in Arabic صِفْر…
in French zéro, l’heure H…
in Turkish sıfır…
in Italian zero, zero gradi…
in Chinese (Traditional) (數字)零, 沒有,全無, 零(攝氏)度…
in Russian ноль…
in Polish zero…
in Spanish cero, hora cero…
in Portuguese zero…
in German die Null, der Nullpunkt…
in Catalan zero…
in Japanese (数字の)ゼロ, (温度)零度, 氷点…
in Chinese (Simplified) (数字)0, 没有,全无, 零(摄氏)度…
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