Meaning of ZERO in English

ZERO

(~s, or ~es, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

1.

Zero is the number 0.

Visibility at the city’s airport came down to ~, bringing air traffic to a standstill.

...a scale ranging from ~ to seven.

= nought

NUM

2.

Zero is a temperature of 0°. It is freezing point on the Centigrade and Celsius scales, and 32° below freezing point on the Fahrenheit scale.

It’s a sunny late winter day, just a few degrees above ~...

That night the mercury fell to thirty degrees below ~.

N-UNCOUNT

3.

You can use ~ to say that there is none at all of the thing mentioned.

This new ministry was being created with ~ assets and ~ liabilities.

ADJ

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