zero fill

zero fill

[′zir·ō ‚fil]
(computer science)
To place leading zeros in the portion of a field to the left of a numeric value.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As suggested by the visual observations, the soil taken from conventional and deep tilled plots had fewer and smaller voids than the zero filled plot.