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leading zeros

[′lēd·iŋ ′zir·ōz]
(mathematics)
Zeros preceding the first nonzero integer of a number.
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leading zeros

Zeros used to fill a field that do not increase the numerical value of the data. For example, all the zeros in 0000006588 are leading zeros.
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This forces a leading zero to appear for all dates in January through September.
When this happens, the leading zero also may be dropped.
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