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"zero" in American English

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zeronumber

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

0

zeronoun [U]

 us   /ˈzɪər·oʊ, ˈzi·roʊ/
  • zero noun [U] (NOTHING)

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

zeroadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈzɪər·oʊ, ˈzi·roʊ/
not any or no: The economy showed zero growth in the first quarter of this year.
(Definition of zero from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"zero" in British English

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zeronumber

uk   /ˈzɪə.rəʊ/  us   /ˈzɪr.oʊ/ (plural zeros)
A2 [C or U] (the number) 0; nothing: Five, four, three, two, one, zero. The number one million is written with a one and six zeros. Heavy rain has reduced visibility almost to zero (= its lowest point).
B1 [U] on a set of numbers for comparing temperature in degrees Celsius, the level of temperature at which water freezes: The temperature is expected to drop to ten degrees below zero tonight.

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zeroadjective

uk   /ˈzɪə.rəʊ/  us   /ˈzɪr.oʊ/
(Definition of zero from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"zero" in Business English

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zeronoun

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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