American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the ordinal number matching the number 0 in a series: the zeroth power of 10.
- adj. mathematics In the first position in a sequence whose elements are numbered starting at zero; the ordinal number corresponding to zero.
- adj. Corresponding to a position preceding the first.
- adj. preceding even the first
“The previously discussed omnidirectional patterns are also called zeroth-order patterns and the other patterns mentioned previously (dipole and cardioid) are called first-order patterns.”
“For the sake of simplicity the inorganic can be taken to include the quantum level, although perhaps this level could constitute its own 'zeroth' level.”
“Thus the year in which his father died was his "zeroth" year.”
“If Jehoiachin had been held captive for thirty-seven years before the accession of Evil-Merodach, then "the thirty-seventh year" would have to be the thirty-seventh year following a "zeroth" or "starting" year.”
“What cannot be seen is the hierarchically "zeroth" highest part, the root.”
“One could define zeroth-order objects to be objects which are not predicated of other objects; first-order objects (properties) to be those which are predicated of other objects; second-order objects (binary relationships) to be those which are predicated of pairs of other objects, and so on.”
“Whilst existence might not be a property of zeroth-order objects, it could be a property of the bundle of properties which defines a zeroth-order object.”
“Even the possession of properties by objects can be re-cast as a relationship itself, but a relationship between objects and properties rather than a relationship between (zeroth-order) objects.”
“Belgium recently took the lead among a set of top university teams vying for “zeroth place” in the Formula Zero European Championship of hydrogen fuel”
“Mris can probably finish the zeroth draft of this book before the Stanley Cup is awarded.”
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