zero in on

Definition of zero in on

  1. 1 :  to direct all of one's attention to (someone or something) Scientists are hoping to zero in on a cure.

  2. 2 :  to aim something (such as a gun or camera) directly at (someone or something) The gunner zeroed in on the target.

Word by Word Definitions

zeroplay
  1. :  the arithmetical symbol 0 or 0̸ denoting the absence of all magnitude or quantity

    :  additive identity

    :  the number between the set of all negative numbers and the set of all positive numbers

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a zero

    :  having no magnitude or quantity :  not any

    :  having no phonetic manifestation

  1. :  to determine or adjust the zero of


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