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zero  /zro/  n. -ros or -roes 1 the mathematical symbol (0) that means nothing 2 32 degrees below the freezing point on the Fahrenheit temperature scale, or the freezing point on the Celsius temperature scale 3 nothing, the lack of s.t.: All our work came to zero when our computers stopped working.
adj. characterized by a total lack of s.t.: zero growth in sales
phrasal v. insep. [T] to zero in on s.t.: to find out s.t. exactly, (syn.) to pinpoint: The electrician (bookkeeper, doctor, etc.) zeroed in on the exact cause of the problem.

Thesaurus: zero n. 3 naught, zilch slang. zero

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