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Synonyms of zero in English:


  • 1 the sum's wrong—you've left off a zero
    Computing  null character
    archaic naught
  • 2 the allowable dolphin kill will be gradually reduced each year to zero
    nothing, nil, nothing at all, not a single thing, not anything, none;
    Northern English  nowt
    British informal damn all, not a sausage
    North American informal zip, zippo, nada, diddly-squat, a goose egg, bupkis
    British vulgar slang bugger all, fuck all, sod all
    archaic naught, nought
  • 3 his energy levels were at zero
    rock bottom, the bottom, the lowest point, the all-time low, as low as one can get, low-water mark, the depths, the nadir
    informal the pits
  • verb

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  • zero the counter at the end point of the tape
    return to nought, return to zero, adjust to zero point
  • Phrases

    zero in on
    different scientists chose to zero in on different diseases
    focus on, focus attention on, centre on, concentrate on, home in on, fix on, pinpoint, give prominence to, highlight, spotlight, underline, emphasize
    informal zoom in on
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