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 (zîr′ōth, zē′rōth)
Of or relating to the ordinal number matching the number 0 in a series: the zeroth power of 10.
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denoting a term in a series that precedes the term otherwise regarded as the first term
[C20: from zero + -th2]
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(ˈzɪər oʊθ)
coming in a series before the first: the zeroth level of energy.
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Adj.1.zeroth - preceding even the first
ordinal - being or denoting a numerical order in a series; "ordinal numbers"; "held an ordinal rank of seventh"
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