year zero

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year zero

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the beginning (1975) of the period during which Cambodia was under the control of the Khmer Rouge
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the beginning of revolutionary change
3. the beginning of any new system or regime
[C20: by analogy with Year One of the French Revolutionary calendar]
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Three years ago Michael Wysong's I Read Her Journal and Lili De La Mora's The Year Zero were good enough that the first time I heard each I went out of my way to find out just who was making such lovely music.
I don't know why it took so long [for us to get together]," reflects Wysong, "because I love The Year Zero, and I love [Lili's] voice.
In addition to her solo work, Newsom has played on records by Smog, Vetiver, Nervous Cop, The Year Zero, Vashti Bunyan, Moore Brothers, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Golden Shoulders and The Roots and played keyboards for The Pleased.
This is not a cynical exercise, perchance, by the city fathers to cover their commodious backsides on finding that nothing is finished for the year zero (in many senses) of 2008?
Here, then, is the wisdom of the heart and the life of the mind in the moment between millennia, the year zero.
6) Although EFFECT is based on the year zero LIFO adoption earnings effect, this variable is used in cross-sectional regressions for the other years as well.
Finally, it would have been difficult to disaggregate the year zero operating cash flow into LIFO-generated versus other components, while such disaggregation was easy for earnings.
According to research by property consultant FPD Savills, so-called intelligent buildings could be hit as embedded systems - found in the everyday office plant and machinery such as lifts, access systems, telecommunications, security and fire systems, air conditioning and generators - see their internal calendars switch to the year zero as the new Millennium begins and go haywire