Definition for Z


THE last letter of the English Alphabet, is a sibilant articulation, and is merely a vocal S. It bears the same relation to s, as v does to f. With us it has not a compound sound, nor is it a double consonant, as in the Italian and German. It is as simple in its sound as S. As a numeral, Z stands for 2000, and with a dash over it, Z̅, for 2,000,000. It is pronounced zee.

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