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Definitions of zero:

part of speech: noun

See cut of thermometers on page 280.

part of speech: noun

The figure o, indicating nothingness. In thermometry, the point from which the figures on the scale start in one or the other direction; in the Centigrade and Reaumur scales zero indicates the freezing point for distilled water; in the Fahrenheit scale it indicates the degree of cold obtained by mixing ice and salt and is 32° below the freezing point.

Usage examples for zero:

  • It sounds well; it means nothing; its sum total is zero "The Pentecost of Calamity", Owen Wister
  • What suggested the form for the zero is, of course, purely a matter of conjecture. "The Hindu-Arabic Numerals", David Eugene Smith Louis Charles Karpinski
  • This operation is necessary in order to obtain the zero reading at atmospheric pressure. "Steam, Its Generation and Use", Babcock & Wilcox Co.

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