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NOUN (1)

1. 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:

Zed \Zed\, n. [F., probably through It. zeta, fr. L. zeta. See Zeta.] The letter Z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard. "Zed, thou unnecessary letter!" --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

zed 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 (18 March 2015):

Zed 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).