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Meaning of Z

Pronunciation:  zee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed but Americans call it zee"
  2. [n]  the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelation

Z is a 1 letter word that starts with Z.


 Synonyms: omega, zed, zee
 See Also: alphabetic character, conclusion, ending, finish, letter, letter of the alphabet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Z\ (z[=e]; in England commonly, and in America sometimes,
z[e^]d; formerly, also, [i^]z"z[e^]rd)
Z, the twenty-sixth and last letter of the English alphabet,
is a vocal consonant. It is taken from the Latin letter Z,
which came from the Greek alphabet, this having it from a
Semitic source. The ultimate origin is probably Egyptian.
Etymologically, it is most closely related to s, y, and j; as
in glass, glaze; E. yoke, Gr. ?, L. yugum; E. zealous,
jealous. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 273, 274.

Computing Dictionary

/zed/ 1. (After zermelo-fränkel set theory) A specification language developed by the programming research group at Oxford University around 1980. Z is used for describing and modelling computing systems. It is based on axiomatic set theory and first order predicate logic. Z is written using many non-ascii symbols. It was used in the ibm cics project.

See also z++.

["Understanding Z", J.M. Spivey, Cambridge U Press 1988].

2. A stack-based, complex arithmetic simulation language from zola technologies.