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z

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noun, often capitalized often attributive \ˈzē, Canada, British, & Australian ˈzed, chiefly dialect ˈi-zərd\

Simple Definition of z

  • : the 26th letter of the English alphabet

  • —used in the phrase x, y, and z to refer to the third thing in a group of three unnamed things

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of z

plural

z's

or

zs

  1. 1 a :  the 26th and last letter of the English alphabet b :  a graphic representation of this letter c :  a speech counterpart of orthographic z

  2. 2 :  a graphic device for reproducing the letter z

  3. 3 :  one designated z especially as the 26th in order or class or the third in order or class when x is made the first

  4. 4 :  something shaped like the letter Z

  5. 5 :  wink 1 —usually used in plural <catch some z's before dinner>

Examples of z in a sentence

  1. a word that begins with a z

  2. a word that begins with z



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of z

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

z

abbreviation

Definition of z

  1. 1 zero

  2. 2 zone




1

Z

noun

Definition of Z



1967

First Known Use of z

1967


2

Z

abbreviation

Definition of Z

  1. zenith distance



Variants of z

or

ZD



Z Defined for Kids

noun , often cap \ˈzē\

Definition of z for Students

plural

z's

or

zs

\ˈzēz\
  1. :  the 26th letter of the English alphabet




Medical Dictionary

Z

symbol

Medical Definition of Z

  1. 1atomic number

  2. 2impedance




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