Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; -- representing the number zero as an Arabic numeral.

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  • noun The cardinal number zero indicating absence of any quantity.
  • noun A digit in decimal, binary, and every other base numbering system.
  • noun mathematics The identity element with respect to addition.
  • noun mathematics, computer science A Boolean or truth value corresponding to false.
  • noun 0.
  • noun The origin, starting point, or fixed reference point, especially for a measurement.
  • noun electrical engineering The off or low bit state.

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  • adjective indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number

Etymologies

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० Tenth century “West Arabic” variation of the Nepali form of Hindu-Arabic numeral ٠ (compare Devanāgarī script ), adopted for use with the Latin script in Europe as ‘0’.

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  • The symbol is reminiscent of a loop, so no wonder it has a penchant for self-referentiality.

    For better illustration, Zeno's flag:

    August 26, 2009

  • I found it via the Browse feature which seems to be new. It was listed as '0 wordies list'. Nothing if not spooky.

    August 26, 2009

  • Unbe-infix-lievable!

    But luckily I have a list for suchlike.

    August 26, 2009

  • Really not listed until today?

    August 26, 2009