Business / Agriculture / Zero Tolerance: In food safety policy, a 'zero tolerance' standard generally means that if a potentially dangerous substance (whether microbiological, chemical, or other) is present in or on a product, that product will be considered adulterated and unfit for human consumption. In the meat and poultry inspection program, 'zero tolerance' usually refers to USDA’s rule that permits no visible signs of fecal contamination (feces) on meat and poultry carcasses. See wash versus trim.
Tolerance Adjective Synonyms: open-mindedness, toleration, forbearance, broad-mindedness, permissiveness, magnanimity, indulgence, sufferance, patience, freedom from bigotry or prejudice
Zero Verb Synonyms: (rock) bottom, nadir
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
Business / Finance / Zero-Base Budgeting (ZBB): A checking account in which zero balance is maintained by transfers of funds from a master account in an amount only large enough to cover checks presented. MORE
Business / Human Resources (HR) / Zero-Based Bonus: A plan design feature that establishes a pre-assigned class, ratio, or ranking for a specified class of employees who will receive zero bonus awards. MORE