Definition of "zeroing" []

  • The symbol 0, indicating an absence of quantity or magnitude; nought (noun)
  • The integer denoted by the symbol 0; nought (noun)
  • The cardinal number between +1 and –1 (noun)
  • Nothing; nil (noun)
  • A person or thing of no significance; nonentity (noun)
  • The lowest point or degree (noun)
  • The line or point on a scale of measurement from which the graduations commence (noun)
  • The temperature, pressure, etc, that registers a reading of zero on a scale (noun)
  • The value of a variable, such as temperature, obtained under specified conditions (noun)
  • A gunsight setting in which accurate allowance has been made for both windage and elevation for a specified range (noun)
  • The cardinal number of a set with no members (noun)
  • The identity element of addition (noun)
  • An allomorph with no phonetic realization, as the plural marker of English sheep (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A bond that pays no interest, the equivalent being paid in its redemption value (noun)
  • Having no measurable quantity, magnitude, etc (adjective)
  • (of a cloud ceiling) limiting visibility to 15 metres (50 feet) or less (adjective)
  • (of horizontal visibility) limited to 50 metres (165 feet) or less (adjective)
  • To adjust (an instrument, apparatus, etc) so as to read zero or a position taken as zero (verb)
  • No (thing) at all (determiner)
  • Present participle of zero. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "zeroing" in a sentence
  • "The latest case involves a practice called zeroing, a mathematical trick with pernicious economic consequences."
  • "The United States has lost numerous cases at the World Trade Organization in the past decade over a practice called "zeroing" used to calculate anti-dumping duties on products it says are being sold in the United States at less than fair value."
  • "The department adopted its approach after the World Trade Organization said an earlier U.S. methodology, known as "zeroing," violated global trade regulations."
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