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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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Rather, Year Zero is an attempt to revisit that momentous year as it was experienced by ordinary human beings in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
In what it attempts, Year Zero is ambitious and admirable.
The first decade of the first century AD could not have started with year zero as the Roman numeral system used at the time did not have a zero.
P T Gaskin, South Yardley THERE was never a year zero AD.
Customers have an option to choose from a two year zero percent finance deal with no deposit, a three-year package with zero percent finance and a 10 percent deposit or a four-year zero percent deal with 30 percent deposit.
YEAR ZERO ALBUM REMIXED: STEPHEN MORRIS, BILL LASWELL, KRONOS QUARTET, SAUL WILLIAMS, OLOF DREIJER, THE FAINT AND MORE
It was the lack of a Year Zero which led to so much discussion two years ago about whether the third millennium began on January 1, 2000, or January 1, 2001.
As author of Cambodia: Year Zero, he was the person who first alerted the world to the genocide perpetrated by the Pol Pot regime.
For Ein Blonder Traum (A blond dream), presented last year in Cologne, Beecroft dressed 30 women in underclothes, pullover sweaters, and blond wigs, and directed them to "be Edmund," the young protagonist in Rossellini's post-World War II oedipal drama Germany Year Zero.
375 million in a five year zero coupon secured convertible term loan with an interest rate of 5% per annum for the first three years of the loan and 6% thereafter.
25 per share in cash and a 7 year zero coupon note with a face value of $2.