zeroth

[zeer-ohth]

Origin of zeroth

First recorded in 1895–1900; zero + -th1
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British Dictionary definitions for zeroth

zeroth

adjective
  1. denoting a term in a series that precedes the term otherwise regarded as the first term

Word Origin for zeroth

C20: from zero + -th ²
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