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zero point

[′zir·ō ‚pȯint]
A complex number at which an analytic function assumes the value zero.
The location of the center of a burst of an atomic missile at the instant of detonation; the zero point may be in the air, or on or beneath the surface of land or water, dependent upon the type of burst, and it is thus to be distinguished from ground zero.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Zero Point


the zero position of the origin of some frame of reference. In opticomechanical measuring instruments and in the scale of values of microscopes and rulers, the zero point is an imaginary point or gradation that corresponds to the zero indicator of the reading mechanism. The zero point can vary in these instruments because of particular design features or because of various external forces (temperature, pressure). The zero point is determined by special research or by observation.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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CDA spokesperson Safdar Shah said 14 cameras had been installed on the highway from Zero Point to Koral Chowk to check the speed of vehicles.
In India, the train originates at Bhagat Ki Kothi railway station in Jodhpur and goes up to Zero Point railway station near the border in Pakistan after undergoing mandatory customs check at Munabao railway station.
On March 19, Pakistan and India held a technical meeting at the designated zero point to discuss the plan for the Kartarpur corridor project.
The official of Islamabad Traffic Police said unruly traffic on this section is a routine matter as the quarters concerned could not complete the signal-free 10-lane corridor from Zero Point to Rawat.
The first phase of the expansion from Zero Point to Faizabad and the second phase from Faizabad to the airport has been completed and opened for the commuters.
In first phase, 4 km stretch of Expressway between Zero Point and Faizabad interchange was widened to 8 lanes.
One of the tyres of his car, which had been punctured by the suspects outside the bank, went flat and he stopped at Zero Point.
Devout Muslims, of course, have their own zero point: the year 610, when the Angel Gabriel revealed the Quran's first verse to the Prophet Mohammad.
They are assembling the walls to the zero point with the heavy construction vehicles.
This newest lease with Zero Point Zero reflects the successful re-positioning of the building and the continued confidence our tenants have in management and the quality of the building."
by Bashir Ahmad Ndim on 20 May, 2014 - 15:21 KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Pakistani forces have withdrawn from the Zero Point area along the Durand Line in the Maroof district of southern Kandahar province to their permanent bases, de-escalating a new border tension between the neighbouring countries, an official said on Tuesday.
Milpitas, CA, September 27, 2013 --( Priza Technologies Inc., a Silicon Valley startup claims to have created a new science for creating energy from vacuum by harnessing of zero point energy.