Today it's as if a blanket of fog has dropped over commerce; visibility is near zero.
We like that concussions [are] almost to zero on ground contact.
Having zero female directors does not appear to be a good business plan, research shows.
No non-trivial action has literally zero effect on anything in the universe.
Democrats should ALL say, EVERY time with zero exceptions, "We want to raise the rate on dollars earned above $250,000."
But England's influence had fallen to zero since Skobeleff's victory and her own withdrawal from Candahar.
Conventionalization also reduces suggestion, perhaps to zero.
The voltage can be regulated from zero to one thousand volts by simply setting a dial.
Here, in winter, the thermometer sinks 70 degrees below zero.
The first one had long ago been discarded, and the charge indicators of the other two were approaching zero at a disquieting rate.
c.1600, from Italian zero, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic sifr "cipher," translation of Sanskrit sunya-m "empty place, desert, naught" (see cipher (n.)). A brief history of the invention of "zero" can be found here. Meaning "worthless person" is recorded from 1813. Zero tolerance first recorded 1972, originally U.S. political language.
in zero in, 1944, from zero (n.); the image is from instrument adjustments.
zero ze·ro (zēr'ō, zē'rō)
n. pl. ze·ros or ze·roes
The numerical symbol 0, indicating the absence of quantity or mass.
The temperature indicated by the numeral 0 on a thermometer.
The numerical symbol 0, representing a number that when added to another number leaves the original number unchanged.
Our Living Language : Although the origin of zero is controversial, some historians believe that it was invented by the Babylonians in about 500 BCE. In the sixth century, it was discovered by the Hindus and Chinese, and 700 years later, it reached the Western world via the Arabs. Zero is the only integer (whole number) that is neither positive nor negative. In a sense, zero makes negative numbers possible, as a negative number added to its positive counterpart always equals zero. When zero is added to or subtracted from a number, it leaves the number at its original value. Zero is essential as a position holder in the system known as positional notation. In the number 203, for example, there are two hundreds, zero tens, and three ones. Zero indicates that the value of the tens place is zero. In the number 1024, zero indicates that the value of the hundreds place is zero. Scientists use the term absolute zero (0° Kelvin) to refer to the (unattainable) theoretically lowest possible temperature, at which the kinetic energy of molecules is zero.
A truly insignificant person: That zero will never get her to go to the dance
If your zero is centre-dotted and letter-O is not, or if letter-O looks almost rectangular but zero looks more like an American football stood on end (or the reverse), you're probably looking at a modern character display (though the dotted zero seems to have originated as an option on IBM 3270 controllers). If your zero is slashed but letter-O is not, you're probably looking at an old-style ASCII graphic set descended from the default typewheel on the venerable ASR-33 Teletype (Scandinavians, for whom slashed-O is a letter, curse this arrangement).
If letter-O has a slash across it and the zero does not, your display is tuned for a very old convention used at IBM and a few other early mainframe makers (Scandinavians curse *this* arrangement even more, because it means two of their letters collide). Some Burroughs/Unisys equipment displays a zero with a *reversed* slash. And yet another convention common on early line printers left zero unornamented but added a tail or hook to the letter-O so that it resembled an inverted Q or cursive capital letter-O.
2. To set to zero. Usually said of small pieces of data, such as bits or words (especially in the construction "zero out").
3. To erase; to discard all data from. Said of disks and directories, where "zeroing" need not involve actually writing zeroes throughout the area being zeroed. One may speak of something being "logically zeroed" rather than being "physically zeroed".