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 the zero crossing. When looping a wave or editing two waveforms together, this is the ideal location for the splice as the levels of the two waves are both at zero. This eliminates the possibility of clicks or pops created by mis-matched levels, and makes for a smooth sonic transition.
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
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