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ˈzɪər oʊθze·roth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. zerothadjective

    preceding even the first

Wiktionary

  1. zerothadjective

    In the first position in a sequence whose elements are numbered starting at zero; the ordinal number corresponding to zero.

    The zeroth order polynomial approximation is constant.

  2. zerothadjective

    Corresponding to a position preceding the first.

    A and C are in equilibrium following the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics.

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  1. zeroth

    "Zeroth" typically refers to something that comes before the "first" in a series, process or system. It's often used in laws, principles or rules in various scientific fields, denoting the principle that precedes the first one numerically but was actually established or discovered afterward. The term "zeroth" is not often used in everyday language, more commonly seen in a scientific, mathematical, or technical context.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. zeroth

    First. Among software designers, comes from C's and LISP's 0-based indexing of arrays. Hardware people also tend to start counting at 0 instead of 1; this is natural since, e.g., the 256 states of 8 bits correspond to the binary numbers 0, 1, ..., 255 and the digital devices known as counters count in this way.Hackers and computer scientists often like to call the first chapter of a publication ‘Chapter 0’, especially if it is of an introductory nature (one of the classic instances was in the First Edition of K&R). In recent years this trait has also been observed among many pure mathematicians (who have an independent tradition of numbering from 0). Zero-based numbering tends to reduce fencepost errors, though it cannot eliminate them entirely.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ZEROTH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Zeroth is ranked #149395 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Zeroth surname appeared 110 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Zeroth.

    93.6% or 103 total occurrences were White.
    4.5% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zeroth in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zeroth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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