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Z

z

Pronunciation: (zē or, esp. Brit., zed; Archaic iz'urd), [key]
n.,
pl. Z's or Zs, z's or zs.

1. the 26th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by the letter Z or z, as in zero, zigzag, or buzzer.
3. something having the shape of a Z.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter Z or z.
5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Z or z.

Z




1. Astron.zenith distance.
2. zone.

Z




Symbol.
1. the 26th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 25th.
2. (sometimes l.c.) the medieval Roman numeral for 2000. Cf. Roman numerals.
3. Chem., Physics.atomic number.
4. Elect.impedance.

z




zone.

z




Symbol, Math.
1. an unknown quantity or variable.
2. (in Cartesian coordinates) the z-axis.

z.




zero.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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