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zero in

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v zero in adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun) "He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards"
    • v zero in direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
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Quotations

  • Krystal Ann Kraus
    Krystal Ann Kraus
    “If you want a high performance woman, I can go from zero to bitch in less than 2.1 seconds.”

Usage

In literature:

In the Adirondacks, patients sit on verandas with perfect comfort while the thermometer is at ten degrees below zero.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
It was zero weather in northern New York State, and the ancient Marshal of Tinkletown was garbed accordingly.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
Fandor's pride in his exploit was sinking to zero: was he passing a wretched night to no purpose?
"Messengers of Evil" by Pierre Souvestre
She was not a unit; but a zero, a nothing, in the sum of civilization.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
It was disturbing to know that even the summer temperature in the Antarctic was far below zero.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
It was not in the nature of things, however, for Raymonde's spirits to remain long below zero.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Place a thermometer in melting snow, it marks zero until the snow is really melted, and after that it rises.
"Memoranda Sacra" by J. Rendel Harris
At seven o'clock in the morning, the thermometer stood at 8 degrees above zero.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
The appropriate In-Out Transfer is given with no in-out wait (bit six a ZERO).
"Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)" by Digital Equipment Corporation
The government was not to be shaken in the Chambers, but its popular ascendancy had sunk to zero.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various
Those low-cut waists and pumps in zero weather.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
One night we held a meeting in that building, and before morning the thermometer fell to zero.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 07, July, 1885" by Various
The order had been that all books were to be turned in and anyone found possessing a book would be given zero in the test.
"The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan" by Lizette M. Edholm
In our latitude, the mercury rarely attains 98 deg., and sometimes it descends to several degrees below zero.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
You chaps zero-in here.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
We say, then, that the grid is uncharged or is at "zero potential," meaning that it is zero or nothing in possibility.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
We have had plants growing in such a bed when the thermometer stood eight degrees below zero.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
Jamie's faith in Hughie soared high at the time, but a few months later it fell to zero.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
For all numbers are as zero in the presence of the Infinite.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Surprises began in the morning when they learned for a fact that it was ten degrees below zero.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
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In poetry:

His name was Zero,
something for nothing!
You like dog biscuits?
Fill in the blank.
"Zero" by Robert Creeley
Don't mind if the index of sense is at zero,
Use words that run smoothly, whatever they mean;
Leander and Lilian and Lillibullero
Are much the same thing in the rhyming machine.
"A Familiar Letter" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
These boys of light are curdlers in their folly,
Sour the boiling honey;
The jacks of frost they finger in the hives;
There in the sun the frigid threads
Of doubt and dark they feed their nerves;
The signal moon is zero in their voids.
"I See The Boys Of Summer" by Dylan Thomas
And you think a wounded hero may hereafter count as zero,
And that every desperate Nero rules the cities which he burns;
That a wild steed caught and snaffled means a nation wholly baffled,
And its future may be raffled in your diplomatic urns!
"Aspromonte" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Experiments on Monkeys Zero In on the Cause of a Mysterious Disease.
Every player was zeroed in on McCarthy Tonuao.
But we chose to zero in on truancy cases because the state had pumped tens of millions of dollars into the problem over the last 10 years, only to see the problem grow by nearly 60 percent.
AP File Photo While Jimmie Johnson zeroes in on the Chase title, the majority of our panelists think Denny Hamilin will grab the checkered flag at Martinsville.
Aleppo is ground zero in the battle between Syrian rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's regime, and the country's largest city has seen more than its fair share of violence and destruction over the last four months.
A former Red Cross supervisor who spent several weeks at ground zero in New York City is displaying her personal flag that contains all the names of the victims who lost their lives on Sept 11, 2001, at a remembrance ceremony Tuesday.
Romney zeroes in on African-American joblessness.
Good evening… US Sen Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is taking aim at wasteful homeland security spending and has zeroed in on a zombie apocalypse training exercise as one prime example.
Oregon is ground zero in the battle over a new jail facility in Ogle County.
Major Wright saw Sam Bradford zeroing in on Danny Amendola and knew where the ball was headed.
Like the well-known chain, In.gredients will specialize in local and organic edibles, but with one key difference — it vows to be first "package-free, zero waste grocery store" in the US.
I developed a strategy to reduce the number of zeros in my gradebook from students choosing not to do assignments.
Since both high school and university campus occupations were rekindled mid-August in response to disappointment in the education reform proposals, the government has cracked down with a zero tolerance policy.
Researchers zero in on a little-known landscape that offers some chilling lessons on the future of global warming.
Service Zeroes in on Software Reuse .
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In science:

Let ΩP be the probability space of all assignments of values to the random variables in P, that is, the space of all real nonnegative m by n matrices that have zeros in the positions where P has zeros.
A Proof of Parisi's Conjecture on the Random Assignment Problem
We claim that if v ∈ Va then Cw v is zero (this would imply that Cw is zero in B ⊗ B ).
On the Cachazo-Douglas-Seiberg-Witten conjecture for simple Lie algebras
Assume that the set of zeros Z in M contains k − 1 zeros in independent position, i.e. E[mink−1(M )] = 0.
Completing a k-1 assignment
Assume that the set of zeros Z in M contains k − 1 zeros in independent position, i.e. E[mink−1(M )] = 0.
Completing a k-1 assignment
In particular, the probability of finding H -states in the central part of the loop (the region of the (H − m) plane without dots) is zero in the thermodynamic limit.
Metastable states and T=0 hysteresis in the random-field Ising model on random graphs
From the discussion above, this will show that their zeros in |z | > 1, namely those given in the statement of the Theorem, are in the (2k − 1)-th and (2k)-th derived set of the set of Pisot numbers, respectively.
Salem numbers, Pisot numbers, Mahler measure and graphs
Its matrix elements between arbitrary position eigenstates tend to zero, hence, being a bounded sequence, it will converge to zero in the weak operator topology.
Polymer state approximations of Schroedinger wave functions
If b ∈ Vn is a non torsion element in Vn, i.e., kb is not zero in Λn for any k ∈ Z∗, then a ⊗ b is not in Λm ⊗ Λn for any 0 6= a ∈ Λm .
Generalized Abel-Jacobi map on Lawson homology
In a similar way as in the proof of Lemma 3.1, one sees that the expectation in the second line of (4.2) is bounded in n and x ∈ W satisfying |x| ≤ M, since l/n is bounded away from zero in the sum.
Ordered random walks
There is a trace map tr : H(M )[dim(M )] → C defined to be zero in non-zero degrees and the identity in degree −d.
Homology and manifolds with corners
We have to verify that the coboundary map ∂ is equal to zero, or in other words that the cocycles which generate H 3 (H (n), h1iF ) (see Proposition 3.5) do not become zero in the group H 3 (H (n), A(n)).
Infinitesimal deformations of restricted simple Lie algebras II
The proofs of (i), (ii) and (iii) of part a) of the next theorem is a consequence of quoted results and the result of and, where it is proved that a (p−dimensional) holomorphic generalized function equals zero in Ω ⊂ Cp, if it equals zero in an open subset of this set.
Real Analytic Generalized Functions
By it is equal to zero in B (tp, r) and by, it is equal to zero in every compactly supported generalized point zp ∈ ( ˜B (tp, r))c .
Real Analytic Generalized Functions
Subsequently Hardy and Littlewood, Levinson, Selberg and Conrey have estimated the proportion of complex zeros of ζ (s) on the critical line to the number of complex zeros in the critical strip.
The Riemann Hypothesis
More precisely, if αijkl = 0 (for all singlets in Ri ⊗ Rj ⊗ Rk ⊗ Rl ) in the classically superpotential, then αijkl stays zero in the quantum superpotential.
Notes on Superconformal Chern-Simons-Matter Theories
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