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noun, often capitalized, often attributive \ˈzē, Canadian, British, and Australian ˈzed, chiefly dialectal ˈi-zərd\
Updated on: 26 Jul 2017

Definition of z

plural

z's

or

zs

  1. 1a :  the 26th and last letter of the English alphabetb :  a graphic representation of this letterc :  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

First Known Use of z

before 12th century

Other Alphabet Terms


2

z

abbreviation

Definition of z

  1. 1 zero

  2. 2 zone


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Z

noun

Definition of Z

First Known Use of z

1967


2

Z

abbreviation
variants: or

ZD

Definition of Z

  1. zenith distance


Financial Definition of Z

z

What It Is

Z is an extension to a ticker symbol. It denotes that the security is either a special class of preferred stock, a stub security, represents a limited partnership interest or is a special class of warrants.

How It Works

On the Nasdaq market, for example, the letter Z after the ticker (an XYZ Company security on the Nasdaq would have four letters in its ticker and would look like this, for example: XYZC-Z) to denote that the security is a special class of preferred stock, a stub security, represents a limited partnership interest or is a special class of warrants.

Why It Matters

Many companies have several different types of securities listed. Extensions help investors understand which securities are which.



Z Defined for English Language Learners

noun

Definition of z for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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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