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1The twenty-sixth letter of the alphabet.
- 1.1Denoting the next after Y in a set of items, categories, etc.
- 1.2Denoting a third unknown or unspecified person or thing.‘X sold a car to Y (a car dealer) who in turn sold it to Z (a finance company)’
- 1.3usually "z"The third unknown quantity in an algebraic expression.
- 1.4usually "z"Denoting the third axis in a three-dimensional system of coordinates.in combination ‘the z -axis’
2A shape like that of a capital Z.in combination ‘the Z-shaped crack in the paving stone’
3Used in repeated form to represent the sound of buzzing or snoring.‘this weather has sucked all the energy out of me … zzzz’
- catch some (or a few) Zs
Get some sleep.‘I was catching a few Zs on the lower bunk in our call room.’‘Why is it whenever I try to catch some Zs all I can hear is you two squawking?’
North American informal
Zambia (international vehicle registration).
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