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  1. [noun] a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"
    Synonyms: nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zilch, zip

  2. [noun] a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    Synonyms: nought, cipher, cypher

  3. [noun] the quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale
    Synonyms: point

  4. [verb] adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value

  5. [verb] adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun); "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"
    Synonyms: in

  6. [adjective] indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration; "a zero score"

  7. [adjective] indicating an initial point or origin

  8. [adjective] of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)

  9. [adjective] having no measurable or otherwise determinable value; "the goal is zero population growth"


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