[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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):
/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.