z

noun (1), often capitalized, often attributive
\ ˈzē How to pronounce z (audio) , Canadian, British, and Australian ˈzed How to pronounce z (audio) , chiefly dialectal ˈi-zərd How to pronounce z (audio) \
plural z's or zs

Definition of z

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1a : the 26th and last letter of the English alphabet
b : a graphic representation of this letter
c : a speech counterpart of orthographic z
2 : a graphic device for reproducing the letter z
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 : something shaped like the letter Z
5 : wink sense 1 usually used in plural catch some z's before dinner

z

abbreviation (1)

Definition of z (Entry 2 of 4)

1 zero
2 zone

Definition of Z (Entry 3 of 4)

Z

abbreviation (2)
variants: or ZD

Definition of Z (Entry 4 of 4)

zenith distance

Examples of z in a Sentence

Noun (1)

a word that begins with a z a word that begins with z

First Known Use of z

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1967, in the meaning defined above

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Financial Definition of 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.

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z

noun

English Language Learners 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

z

noun, often capitalized
\ ˈzē How to pronounce z (audio) \
plural z's or zs\ ˈzēz \

Kids Definition of z

: the 26th letter of the English alphabet

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Z

symbol

Medical Definition of Z

1 atomic number
2 impedance

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