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Definition of "zeroth" []

  • Of or relating to the ordinal number matching the number 0 in a series: the zeroth power of 10. (adjective)
  • Denoting a term in a series that precedes the term otherwise regarded as the first term (adjective)

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Use "zeroth" in a sentence
  • "The previously discussed omnidirectional patterns are also called zeroth-order patterns and the other patterns mentioned previously (dipole and cardioid) are called first-order patterns."
  • "For the sake of simplicity the inorganic can be taken to include the quantum level, although perhaps this level could constitute its own 'zeroth' level."
  • "Thus the year in which his father died was his "zeroth" year."
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