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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
(Definition of zero noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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