Meaning of ZERO in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ zɪəroʊ ]

( zeros, or zeroes, zeroing, zeroed)

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


Zero is the number 0.

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

...a scale ranging from zero to seven.

= nought



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 zero...

That night the mercury fell to thirty degrees below zero.



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

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


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