Two minus two equals zero.
It's supposed to fall below zero tonight.
The temperature is 10° above zero.
They are working to reduce the mortality rate to zero.
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And the attack kept coming, an overwhelming, sustained tsunami of malicious ones and zeros.—Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 14 Nov. 2023 Preview Subscribe Another area of innovation involves number representation, in which a number is represented in various ways, such as a string of ones and zeros.—Steven Rosenbush, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2023 Other than citing an unspoken flair for drama, the players seemed content to simply accept that their jobs will require some squirming as the clock drains to all zeroes.—Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2023 Classical computers generally switch transistors either on or off to symbolize data as ones or zeroes.—IEEE Spectrum, 13 Sep. 2023 If only there were a few more zeroes in his bank account . . .—Bob Ryan, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2023 Feldman advises the following: · Do not issue zeroes, which can make students feel as though catching up would be impossible.—oregonlive, 17 Sep. 2023 The contract extension — and all its zeroes, history and possibilities — never came up.—Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 The veteran right-hander hasn’t been able to consistently deliver zeroes in the first inning.—Meghan Montemurro, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023
Many students have been missing the typical social interactions that are part of life in school (though a non-zero number of students have benefitted from not having to navigate such interactions).—Peter Greene, Forbes, 5 June 2021 Yet following an ineffective appearance last week against Clemson, Conley totaled exactly zero yards of total offense in playing almost the entirety of the second quarter Saturday night.—Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 27 Oct. 2019 There is a decidedly non-zero possibility that the federal government will shut down on Friday night.—Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, 18 Jan. 2018 Davis has played in just 13 NFL games, made zero appearances last year, and posted a passer rating of 66.2 in his three performances with the Browns in 2015.—Matt Calkins, The Seattle Times, 5 June 2017 There’s absolutely zero evidence that dogs or cats can contract or transmit the virus.—Patty Khuly, miamiherald, 10 May 2017
Equity investors often get zeroed when a company goes bust — a scenario that, going by action in the company’s bonds, is considered not unlikely.—Norah Mulinda, Fortune, 10 Aug. 2023 Jenkins then zeroed in no Taylor, who was born in Tuskegee.—Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 31 July 2023 America’s formal financial commitment for climate aid is now back to $1 billion, after the Trump administration zeroed it all out.—Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 27 Apr. 2023 The theory behind the online-famous trend goes that, when a panic attack or bout of anxiety hits, sucking on tart candies distracts the brain from negative emotions, zeroing attention in on the sour, tingling sensation in the mouth.—Sarah Garone, Health, 25 Apr. 2023 The team may be zeroing in with new revelations uncovered in tonight’s episode.—Brenda Cain, cleveland, 25 July 2023 Several positions the team could zero in at are the following: Cornerback, tight end, right tackle, running back, interior defensive line and edge.—The Enquirer, 24 Apr. 2023 Recently, reports indicated that Secret Service agents were poised to testify before that investigation and that Smith was zeroing in on one of Trump's lawyers.—Ryan King, Washington Examiner, 9 Apr. 2023 Such is life in the NHL’s division-centric playoff format: a team can zero in more closely and with greater assuredness on the opponent in Round 2 than the one, two, three, maybe even four candidates that pose the more imminent danger in the first-round best-of-seven matchup.—Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Apr. 2023 See More
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French or Italian; French zéro, from Italian zero, from Medieval Latin zephirum, from Arabic ṣifr