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zor 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
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
a. something shaped like a Z
b. (in combination): a Z-bend in a road.
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
1. (Mathematics) any unknown, variable, or unspecified factor, number, person, or thing
2. (Chemistry) chem atomic number
3. (General Physics) physics impedance
5. (Currencies) currency zaïre
(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.
1. the 26th in order or in a series.
2. atomic number.
an unknown quantity or a variable.
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The letter 'z' is called zed (/zed/) in British English and zee (/ziː/) in American English.
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|Noun||1.||Z - the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelation|
|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
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Zz [zed] (US) [ziː] N (= letter) → Z, z f
Z for Zebra → Z de Zaragoza
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= letter) → Z m, z m
Z for Zebra → Z comme Zoé
Z for Zebra → Z comme Zoé
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Z, z [(Brit)] [(US)]
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Zabbr (atomic number) → Z
Zz [zɛd, ɒm ziː] n (letter) → Z, z f or m inv
Z for Zebra → Z come Zara
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