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Z

1. The symbol for atomic number.
2. The symbol for impedance.

z

or Z  (zē)
n. pl. z's or Z's also zs or Zs
1. The 26th letter of the modern English alphabet.
2. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter z.
3. The 26th in a series.
4. Something shaped like the letter Z.
5. z's Slang Sleep.

[Sense 5, from zzz.]
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z

(zɛd; US ziː) or

Z

n, pl z's, Z's or Zs
1. (Linguistics) the 26th and last letter and the 20th consonant of the modern English alphabet
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a voiced alveolar fricative, as in zip
3.
a. something shaped like a Z
b. (in combination): a Z-bend in a road.

z

symbol for
1. (Mathematics) the z-axis or a coordinate measured along the z-axis in a Cartesian or cylindrical coordinate system
2. (Mathematics) an algebraic variable

Z

symbol for
1. (Mathematics) any unknown, variable, or unspecified factor, number, person, or thing
2. (Chemistry) chem atomic number
3. (General Physics) physics impedance
4. zone
5. (Currencies) currency zaïre
abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Zambia (international car registration)
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Z, z

(zi; esp. Brit. zɛd; Archaic ˈɪz ərd)

n., pl. Zs Z's, zs z's.
1. the 26th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something shaped like a Z.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter Z or z.

Z


Symbol.
1. the 26th in order or in a series.
2. atomic number.

z

zone.

z


Math. Symbol.
an unknown quantity or a variable.

z.

zero.
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z

The letter 'z' is called zed (/zed/) in British English and zee (/ziː/) in American English.

Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.z - the ending of a series or sequenceZ - the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelation
conclusion, ending, finish - event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast it will be the finish of the show"
2.z - the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn't know A from izzard"
Latin alphabet, Roman alphabet - the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

Z

z [zed] (US) [ziː] N (= letter) → Z, z f
Z for ZebraZ de Zaragoza
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Z

z [ˈzɛd]
(US) n
(= letter) → Z m, z m
Z for Zebra → Z comme Zoé
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Z

, z [(Brit)] [(US)]
nZ nt, → z nt; to catch some Zs (US inf: = take a nap) → sich aufs Ohr hauen (inf)
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Z

abbr (atomic number) → Z

Z

z [zɛd, ɒm ziː] n (letter) → Z, z f or m inv
Z for Zebra → Z come Zara
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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IBM Z pervasive encryption reflects a call to action on data protection
IBM has unveiled the IBM Z mainframe, an encryption platform capable of running more than 12 billion transactions per day.
IBM Z's new data encryption capabilities are designed to address the global epidemic of data breaches, a major factor in the expected $8 trillion cybercrime impact on the global economy by 2022.
IBM Z now dramatically expands the protective cryptographic umbrella and extends across any data, networks, external devices or entire applications -- such as the IBM Cloud Blockchain service -- with no application changes and no impact on business service level agreements.
IBM Z pervasive encryption reflects a call to action on data protection articulated by Chief Information Security Officers and data security experts worldwide, and more than 150 IBM clients around the world who participated and provided feedback in IBM Z's system design over three years.
To help financial services organisations more effectively compete in the cloud era, enormous amounts of sensitive data produced by transactions can now be better protected against fraud and cybercrime, analysed, and monetised using IBM Z - without causing disruption of day-to-day operations.