1. [syn: Z, z, zee, zed, ezed, izzard]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Zed \Zed\, n. [F., probably through It. zeta, fr. L. zeta. See
The letter Z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard.
"Zed, thou unnecessary letter!" --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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 (30 December 2018):
1978. Software Portability Group, U Waterloo. Eh, with
types added. Similar to C. Implementation language for the
Thoth realtime operating system. Added a few simple types
for greater efficiency on byte-addressed machines. String
constants in case statements. Enforces the naming convention:
MANIFESTS, Externals and locals. "Porting the Zed Compiler",
G.B. Bonkowski et al, SIGPLAN Notices 14(8):92-97 (Aug 1979).