# Zeros vs. Zero: What's the Difference?

## Zeros and Zero Definitions

#### Zeros

The numerical symbol 0; a cipher.

#### Zero

The numerical symbol 0; a cipher.

#### Zeros

The identity element for addition.

#### Zero

The identity element for addition.

#### Zeros

A cardinal number indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration.

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#### Zero

A cardinal number indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration.

#### Zeros

An ordinal number indicating an initial point or origin.

#### Zero

An ordinal number indicating an initial point or origin.

#### Zeros

An argument at which the value of a function vanishes.

#### Zero

An argument at which the value of a function vanishes.

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#### Zeros

The temperature indicated by the numeral 0 on a thermometer.

#### Zero

The temperature indicated by the numeral 0 on a thermometer.

#### Zeros

A sight setting that enables a firearm to shoot on target.

#### Zero

A sight setting that enables a firearm to shoot on target.

#### Zeros

(Informal) One having no influence or importance; a nonentity

A manager who was a total zero.

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#### Zero

(Informal) One having no influence or importance; a nonentity

A manager who was a total zero.

#### Zeros

The lowest point

His prospects were approaching zero.

#### Zero

The lowest point

His prospects were approaching zero.

#### Zeros

(Informal) Nothing; nil

Today I accomplished zero.

#### Zero

(Informal) Nothing; nil

Today I accomplished zero.

#### Zeros

Of, relating to, or being zero.

#### Zero

Of, relating to, or being zero.

#### Zeros

Having no measurable or otherwise determinable value.

#### Zero

Having no measurable or otherwise determinable value.

#### Zeros

(Informal) Not any; no

"The town has ... practically no opportunities for amusement, zero culture" (Robert M. Adams).

#### Zero

(Informal) Not any; no

"The town has ... practically no opportunities for amusement, zero culture" (Robert M. Adams).

#### Zeros

Designating a ceiling not more than 16 meters (52 feet) high.

#### Zero

Designating a ceiling not more than 16 meters (52 feet) high.

#### Zeros

Limited in horizontal visibility to no more than 55 meters (180 feet).

#### Zero

Limited in horizontal visibility to no more than 55 meters (180 feet).

#### Zeros

(Linguistics) Of or relating to a morpheme that is expected by an established, regular paradigm but has no spoken or written form. Moose has a zero plural; that is, its plural is moose.

#### Zero

(Linguistics) Of or relating to a morpheme that is expected by an established, regular paradigm but has no spoken or written form. Moose has a zero plural; that is, its plural is moose.

#### Zeros

To adjust (an instrument or a device) to zero value.

#### Zero

To adjust (an instrument or a device) to zero value.

#### Zeros

Plural of zero

#### Zero

The cardinal number occurring before one and that denotes no quantity or amount at all, represented in Arabic numerals as 0.

The conductor waited until the passenger count was zero.

A cheque for zero dollars and zero cents crashed the computers on division by zero.

#### Zeros

The decade of the 1800s, 1900s, 2000s, etc. The noughties. The 2000s.

#### Zero

The numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.

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.

#### Zero

The digit 0 in the decimal, binary, and all other base numbering systems.

One million has six zeroes.

#### Zero

Nothing, or none.

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.

#### Zero

The value of a magnitude corresponding to the cardinal number zero.

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

#### Zero

The point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates.

The temperature outside is ten degrees below zero.

#### Zero

(mathematics) A value of the independent variables of a function, for which the function is equal to 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.

#### Zero

The additive identity element of a monoid or greater algebraic structure, particularly a group or ring.

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.

#### Zero

(slang) A person of little or no importance.

They rudely treated him like a zero.

#### Zero

(military) A Mitsubishi A6M Zero, a long range fighter aircraft operated by the Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.

#### Zero

A setting of calibrated instruments such as a firearm, corresponding to a zero value.

#### Zero

(finance) A security which has a zero coupon (paying no periodic interest).

The takeovers were financed by issuing zeroes.

#### Zero

(informal) No, not any.

She showed zero respect.

#### Zero

(meteorology) Of a cloud ceiling, limiting vision to 50 feet (15 meters) or less.

#### Zero

(meteorology) Of horizontal visibility, limited to 165 feet (50.3 meters) or less.

#### Zero

(linguistics) Present at an abstract level, but not realized in the surface form.

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

#### Zero

(transitive) To set a measuring instrument to zero; to calibrate an instrument scale to valid zero.

Zero the fluorometer with the same solvent used in extraction.

George parked in space 34, zeroed the trip meter, closed and locked his car, then went back to the guard shack.

#### Zero

To change a memory location or range to values of zero; to set a variable in a computer program to zero.

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

#### Zero

(transitive) To cause or set some value or amount to be zero.

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

The bill was over $400, but the server zeroed it out as a gesture of gratitude.

#### Zero

(transitive) To eliminate; to delete; to overwrite with zeros.

#### Zero

(intransitive) To disappear.

#### Zero

A cipher; nothing; naught.

#### Zero

The point from which the graduation of a scale, as of a thermometer, commences.

#### Zero

Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion; as, his patience had nearly reached zero.

#### Zero

A quantity of no importance;

It looked like nothing I had ever seen before

Reduced to nil all the work we had done

We racked up a pathetic goose egg

It was all for naught

I didn't hear zilch about it

#### Zero

A mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number

#### Zero

The quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale

#### Zero

Adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value

#### Zero

Adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun);

He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards

#### Zero

Indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration;

A zero score

#### Zero

Indicating an initial point or origin

#### Zero

Of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)

#### Zero

Having no measurable or otherwise determinable value;

The goal is zero population growth