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Z, z

[zee or, esp. British, zed; Archaic iz-erd] /zi or, esp. British, zɛd; Archaic ˈɪz ərd/
noun, plural Z's or Zs, z's or zs.
1.
the 26th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter Z or z, as in zero, zigzag, or buzzer.
3.
something having the shape of a Z .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter Z or z.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Z or z.

zsec

1.
zeptosecond.
Also called zs.

z's

or Z's

[zeez] /ziz/
noun, (used with a plural verb) Slang.
1.
sleep (often used with grab, catch, etc.):
to grab some z's before dinner.
Origin of z's
1960-1965
1960-65; from the conventional use of a series of z's to represent snoring
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zeptosecond

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sleep

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zeptosecond
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