Meaning of Z, z

Z

Pronunciation: (zē or, esp. Brit., zed Archaic iz&prim&schward), [key]
— pl. Z's Zs, z's 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
  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

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. zenith distance.
  2. zone.

Z

Pronunciation: [key]
— 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.
  3. atomic number.
  4. impedance.

z

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. zone.

z

Pronunciation: [key]
— Symbol, Math.
  1. an unknown quantity or variable.
  2. (in Cartesian coordinates) the z-axis.

z.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. zero.

Z0

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. See
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