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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.

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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"
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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
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References in classic literature ?
He was a little more severe than usual on Jacob Storey's Z's, of which poor Jacob had written a pageful, all with their tops turned the wrong way, with a puzzled sense that they were not right "somehow." But he observed in apology, that it was a letter you never wanted hardly, and he thought it had only been there "to finish off th' alphabet, like, though ampusand (&) would ha' done as well, for what he could see."
On the indication of the suspect, Z's body was recovered from wheat fields.
The event will feature guest speakers from some of the biggest brands in the world, namely Netflix, Roc Nation (Jay Z's label) Ancestry and Kenya's eCitizen.
An abstract for Graham's article draws from many of the tropes that dominate the punditry about Millennials: there are some sweepingly broad generalizations (Z's are insecure and anxious, and growing up more slowly, apparently) and suggests "concrete strategies for legal educators to address the challenges presented by Generation Z students." The Z's "haven't learned how to critically read and deeply analyze information," Graham warns.
'Z's costume used the following materials: umbrella, clothes wire, hose, newspaper, cardboard and tetrapaks.
Zuhdi also has written TV scripts as well as numerous songs, including songs she performed in three public television specials: Darla Z's Christmas 'Round the World; Darla Z's Live from Las Vegas; and Darla Z's Love Songs' Round the World.
'No Time to Sleep', collaboration between Justice Project Pakistan, Highlight Arts, Olomopolo Media and Dawn.com, was a ground-breaking performance that followed Prisoner Z's last day before his imminent execution.
His performance showed the Prisoner Z's last day before his imminent execution.
Our annual 2018 study of the passion points that define Gen Z's emotional landscape offers some clues.
The front of strip-mall restaurant Z's Caf and Gaming in Round Lake may look more like a casino than a restaurant, but don't let that deter you.
The cream solid used in the Block Z's and the pieced border is used in the center of a few Block Y's, but for clarity's sake our pattern calls for just assorted cream prints for the Block Y's.