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abbreviation

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Definition for z (2 of 6)

z2

Symbol, Mathematics.

an unknown quantity or variable.
(in Cartesian coordinates) the z-axis.

Definition for z (3 of 6)

Z1

or z

[ zee or, especially British, zed; Archaic iz-erd ]
/ zi or, especially British, zɛd; Archaic ˈɪz ərd /

noun, plural Z's or Zs, z's or zs.

the 26th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter Z or z, as in zero, zigzag, or buzzer.
something having the shape of a Z.
a written or printed representation of the letter Z or z.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Z or z.

Definition for z (4 of 6)

Z2

abbreviation

Astronomy. zenith distance.
zone.

Definition for z (5 of 6)

Z3

Symbol.

the 26th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 25th.
(sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 2000.Compare Roman numerals.
Chemistry, Physics. atomic number.
Electricity. impedance.

Definition for z (6 of 6)

z.

zero.
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British Dictionary definitions for z (1 of 3)

z

Z

/ (zɛd, US ziː) /

noun plural z's, Z's or Zs

the 26th and last letter and the 20th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a voiced alveolar fricative, as in zip
  1. something shaped like a Z
  2. (in combination)a Z-bend in a road

British Dictionary definitions for z (2 of 3)

z
/ maths /

symbol for

the z- axis or a coordinate measured along the z- axis in a Cartesian or cylindrical coordinate system
an algebraic variable

British Dictionary definitions for z (3 of 3)

Z

symbol for

any unknown, variable, or unspecified factor, number, person, or thing
chem atomic number
physics impedance
zone
currency zaïre

abbreviation for

Zambia (international car registration)
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Idioms and Phrases with z

z

see from soup to nuts (a to z).

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