In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(number)cero masculinethe temperature fell below zero — la temperatura bajó de los cero grados
- it's 3 degrees below zero — hace tres grados bajo cero
- visibility is down to zero — la visibilidad es nula
- your chances of winning are zero — tus posibilidades de ganar son nulas
2US informal(person)as a leader he's a total zero — como dirigente / líder es un inútil
1(invariable adjective) cerozero degrees centigrade — cero grados centígrados
- zero gravity — gravedad nula
- zero visibility — visibilidad nula
- zero growth — crecimiento cero
2informalyou'll get zero help from him — no te va a ayudar para nada
- her understanding of the subject is zero — no tiene ni la más remota idea del tema
transitive verbzeroing, zeroed, zeroes
1(weapon/rifle) ajustar la mira de
2(set at zero)(instrument/meter) poner en cero(instrument/meter) poner a cero
- Once it was zeroed the point of impact remained constant.
- Pressure transducers were zeroed when each patient was admitted to the study per the manufacturer's instructions.
- The third and fourth settings on the digital timer should still have been zeroed, just as when the feeder was set originally.
- We zero the equipment, retest the sample, and, if needed, a second sample is tested.
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