Meaning of Z in English

Z

Z 1 [ zɛd , US zi: ]

(also z )

■ noun ( plural Zs or Z's )

1》 the twenty-sixth letter of the alphabet.

2》 denoting the next after Y in a set of items, categories, etc.

3》 (usu. z ) the third unknown quantity in an algebraic expression.

↘denoting the third axis in a three-dimensional system of coordinates.

4》 used in repeated form to represent buzzing or snoring.

Phrases

catch some (or a few ) Zs N. Amer. informal get some sleep.

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Z 2

■ abbreviation Zambia (international vehicle registration).

■ symbol Chemistry atomic number.

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