Zero Based Budget (ZBB)

Business / Accounting / Zero Based Budget (ZBB): Starting a budget at zero and justifying every cost that increases that budget.

Other Words for Zero

Zero Noun Synonyms: nil, null, nothing, nought or naught, aught, cipher, duck, nix, goose-egg, nada, niente, (sweet) Fanny Adams or F.A., bugger-all, zilch
Zero Verb Synonyms: (rock) bottom, nadir

Zero Crossing

Technology / Home Audio / Zero Crossing: An analog waveform consists of two alternating voltage polarities (positive to negative to positive...etc.). The point where the polarity changes from positive to negative, or vice versa, is called th MORE

Zero Coupon Bonds

Business / Real Estate / Zero Coupon Bonds: A single-payment bond that grows to its face value over a prescribed time period at a specific interest rate. All compound interest is tax-deferred until the bond is cashed. MORE

Zero Bit Detection

Technology / Home Audio / Zero Bit Detection: A circuit in a D/A converter that monitors the digital audio bit stream. Upon encountering all bits low, or zero bits, the output of the D/A is disconnected from the preamp. This improves the signal-t MORE

Zero In

Entertainment / Bowling / Zero In: To find the path to the pocket, usually after some poor hits and/or experimentation. MORE

Zero Insertion Force (ZIF)

Technology / Computers / Zero Insertion Force (ZIF): Sockets that require no physical force to be used in order to insert the chip. Primarily used with modern CPUs. MORE

Zero Point Energy

Science / Chemistry / Zero Point Energy: A minimum possible energy for an atom or molecule predicted by quantum mechanics. Electrons stay in motion and bonds continue to vibrate even at absolute zero because of zero point energy. MORE