Meaning of ZERO in English

ZERO

number

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

above freezing/zero (= higher than the temperature at which water freezes )

Tonight, temperatures should be just above freezing.

absolute zero

below freezing/zero (= lower than the temperature at which water freezes )

In winter, temperatures dip to 40 degrees below freezing.

ground zero

Buildings within 25 km of ground zero would be flattened.

size zero

These clothes only look good on size zeroes.

zero carbon

a zero carbon house

zero growth

The budget was based around a forecast of zero growth in gross domestic product.

zero hour

zero tolerance

a policy of zero tolerance in inner-city areas

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

start from scratch/zero

Peter the Great had to start from scratch when he built St. Petersburg.

As she explained, it was not easy to start from scratch.

It would be arrogant foolishness to ignore that experience and to start from scratch designing a stringing by ear.

Once more, Machanguana is starting from scratch.

The only way to design tastefully was to start from scratch, he had said.

The revenue from the product also starts from zero when none are sold and rises proportionately to invoiced sales.

The trainees work hard, but they must start from scratch.

This is especially true if the group starts from scratch with no designated roles or previous experience of working together.

We do not have to start from scratch.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I started with absolutely zero knowledge about computers.

Iowa's chances of winning are virtually zero .

The pressure gauge was almost down to zero .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Any floating.point number with a zero fraction represents zero.

The glass moved more smoothly, more quickly, then came to rest at the figure zero .

The median number identified per child was five, with a wide variation from zero to 29.

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