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NOUN (2)

1. the ending of a series or sequence;
- Example: "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelation
[syn: omega, Z]

2. the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet;
- Example: "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"
- Example: "he doesn't know A from izzard"
[syn: Z, z, zee, zed, ezed, izzard]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Z \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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Z n 1: the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"-- Revelation [syn: omega, Z] 2: the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn't know A from izzard" [syn: Z, z, zee, zed, ezed, izzard]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Z /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. (1995-08-11)