Definition of Zero In in English :

Define Zero In in English

Zero In meaning in English

Meaning of Zero In in English

Pronunciation of Zero In in English

Zero In pronunciation in English

Pronounce Zero In in English

Zero In

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1. home in, range in, zero in

direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids

2. zero, zero in

adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)

Example Sentences:
'He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.

Zero In

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verb (adverb)
1. (often foll by on)
to bring (a weapon) to bear (on a target), as while firing repeatedly
2. (intransitive; foll by on) informal
to bring one's attention to bear (on a problem, etc)
3. (intransitive; foll by on) informal
to converge (upon)
the police zeroed in on the site of the crime

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Zero In

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to adjust the zero of (a gun)
to aim (a gun) or concentrate (firepower) directly at or on (a target)

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Zero In

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n. pl. ze·ros or ze·roes
1. The numerical symbol 0; a cipher.
2. Mathematics
a. The identity element for addition.
b. A cardinal number indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration.
c. An ordinal number indicating an initial point or origin.
d. An argument at which the value of a function vanishes.
3. The temperature indicated by the numeral 0 on a thermometer.
4. A sight setting that enables a firearm to shoot on target.
5. Informal One having no influence or importance; a nonentity: a manager who was a total zero.
6. The lowest point: His prospects were approaching zero.
7. Informal Nothing; nil: Today I accomplished zero.
1. Of, relating to, or being zero.
a. Having no measurable or otherwise determinable value.
b. Informal Not any; no: "The town has ... practically no opportunities for amusement, zero culture" (Robert M. Adams).
3. Meteorology
a. Designating a ceiling not more than 16 meters (52 feet) high.
b. Limited in horizontal visibility to no more than 55 meters (180 feet).
4. Linguistics Of or relating to a morpheme that is expected by an established, regular paradigm but has no spoken or written form. Moose has a zero plural; that is, its plural is moose.
tr.v. ze·roed, ze·ro·ing, ze·roes
To adjust (an instrument or a device) to zero value.

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