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[non-zeer-oh] /nɒnˈzɪər oʊ/
not equal to zero.
Origin of nonzero
1900-05; non- + zero Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Regarding survivable water landings in jet aircraft, there are actually a nonzero number.
  • Of course, to have a nonzero heritability in a population, a trait must be heritable at the individual level.
  • Only nonzero entries are provided, and the coordinates of each nonzero entry is given explicitly.
  • Because of rounding errors, the residual vector is nonzero as a rule.
  • The second is a single digit, which is nonzero if the argument is nonzero.
  • Here, a nonzero lower bound is proposed for all nonzero matrices of any shape.
nonzero in Science
  (nŏn-zîr'ō, -zē'rō)   
Not equal to zero.
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