Did you know that there are 6 ways to say ZERO? Here they are:
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plural zeros or zeroes
1. the number 0 [= nought British English] Make X greater than or equal to zero.
2. the point between + and - on a scale for measuring something, or the lowest point on a scale that shows how much there is left of something:
The petrol gauge was already at zero.
3. a temperature of 0° on the Celsius or Fahrenheit scale
It was five degrees below zero last night.
➔ absolute zero, sub-zero
4 none at all, or the lowest possible amount
somebody's chances are zero (=they have no chance of success)
Mike's chances of winning are virtually zero.
From 1971 to 1976 West Vancouver experienced zero population growth.
1. nothing [= zero]:
The new machine reduced labour costs to almost nil.
2. British English the number zero, used in sports results:
Our team won by two goals to nil.
American English informal nothing at all or zero:
We beat them 10 to zip.
'How much money do you have left?' 'Zip!'
an expression meaning 'no points', used in the game of tennis
1 British English the number 0 [= zero]:
A billion is 1 with 9 noughts after it.
nought point one/two/three etc (=0.1, 0.2 etc)
2 old use used in some expressions to mean nothing:
Peace negotiations came to nought (=were not successful).
Use this especially when saying a telephone number or the number after decimal point. Pronounce this as the letter "o".
I'll be in room three-o-nine.
It's an inner London phone number, so you dial o-two-o-seven.
One hundredth has the same value as point o one.