Zero

Definition of Zero

Ze´ro
n.1.
1.(Arith.) A cipher; nothing; naught.
2.The point from which the graduation of a scale, as of a thermometer, commences.
3.Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion; as, his patience had nearly reached zero.
Absolute zero
See under Absolute.
Zero method
(Physics) a method of comparing, or measuring, forces, electric currents, etc., by so opposing them that the pointer of an indicating apparatus, or the needle of a galvanometer, remains at, or is brought to, zero, as contrasted with methods in which the deflection is observed directly; - called also null method.
Zero point
the point indicating zero, or the commencement of a scale or reckoning.

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