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If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars, it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.
Eleanor Clift

Meaning of "ground zero" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GROUND ZERO

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GROUND ZERO

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Ground zero is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GROUND ZERO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Ground zero

The term ground zero describes the point on the Earth's surface closest to a detonation. In the case of an explosion above the ground, ground zero refers to the point on the ground directly below the detonation. The term has often been associated with nuclear explosions and other large bombs, but is also used in relation to earthquakes, epidemics and other disasters to mark the point of the most severe damage or destruction. The term is often re-used for disasters that have a geographic or conceptual epicenter.

Definition of ground zero in the English dictionary

The first definition of ground zero in the dictionary is a point on the surface of land or water at or directly above or below the centre of a nuclear explosion. Other definition of ground zero is a scene of great devastation. Ground zero is also the name given to the devastated site of the collapsed World Trade Center towers in New York after September 11 2001.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GROUND ZERO

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ground run
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WORDS THAT END LIKE GROUND ZERO

absolute zero
aleph-zero
Chudskoye Ozero
Ladozhskoye Ozero
nonzero
rezero
size zero
status zero
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year zero
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Synonyms and antonyms of ground zero in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ground zero» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GROUND ZERO

Find out the translation of ground zero to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ground zero from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ground zero» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

从零开始
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zona cero
570 millions of speakers

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ground zero
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्राउंड जीरो
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

نقطة الصفر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ground Zero
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ground zero
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একদম নিচের ফ্লোর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Ground Zero
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanah sifar
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Translator English - German

Ground Zero
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

爆心地
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그라운드 제로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lemah nol
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ground zero
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தரையில் பூஜ்ஜியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्राउंड शून्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sıfır noktası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Ground Zero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ground Zero
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ground Zero
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Translator English - Romanian

Ground Zero
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

μηδέν
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

ground zero
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Ground Zero
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

ground zero
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ground zero

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUND ZERO»

The term «ground zero» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.480 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUND ZERO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ground zero

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8 QUOTES WITH «GROUND ZERO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ground zero.
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Phil Bredesen
If the Southeast represents the new battlefield in the war on meth, then Tennessee clearly is at ground zero.
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Eleanor Clift
If there is a ground zero in the cultural wars, it is Missouri, a state where pro-life groups are strong and well organized and their agenda dominates local politics.
3
Leif Garrett
When I was a kid, I went from ground zero to Pluto. The first place I played was the Houston Astrodome.
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Peter T. King
The Muslims have, as everyone else says, the right to practice their religion and they have the right to construct a mosque at ground zero if they wish. What I am saying, though, is that they should listen to public opinion, they should listen to the deep wounds and anguish that this is causing to so many good people.
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Peter T. King
And if the imam and the Muslim leadership in that community is so intent on building bridges, then they should voluntarily move the mosque away from ground zero and move it whether it's uptown or somewhere else, but move it away from that area, the same as the pope directed the Carmelite nuns to move a convent away from Auschwitz.
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Peter T. King
I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong.
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Kevin Smith
There's something to be said for failing. It's not the failure you feel, it's the failure that people project when something disappoints. You're back to ground zero, where there's no expectations, and that's where I like to be.
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Mark Zandi
Housing was ground zero for the Great Recession. Between early 2006 and Obama's inauguration in 2009, average house prices fell by a third across the country. In certain areas, including cities as diverse as Akron, Orlando and Las Vegas, house prices fell by more than half.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GROUND ZERO»

Discover the use of ground zero in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ground zero and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Report From Ground Zero
Report from Ground Zero is a tribute to those heroes for our troubled times. When disaster struck at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Dennis Smith was among the first to arrive on the scene.
Dennis Smith, 2011
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Ground Zero
This series seeks to comprehend the philosophical meaning of September 11 and will leave untouched none of the prevailing views currently propagated.
Paul Virilio, 2002
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Women at Ground Zero: Stories of Courage and Compassion
Interviews women fire fighters, police officers, and emergency workers about the attack on the World Trade Center, along with survivors of the EMT and the two policewomen killed.
Susan Hagen, Mary Carouba, 2002
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Writing Ground Zero: Japanese Literature and the Atomic Bomb
In chapters that take up writers as diverse as Hiroshima poets, Tokyo critics, and Nagasaki women novelists, he explores the implications of these works for critical, literary, and cultural theory.
John Whittier Treat, 1996
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Virus Ground Zero: Stalking the Killer Viruses with the ...
A collection of germ warfare tales chronicles the history of the CDC and follows its physicians' battles with deadly diseases throughout the world
Ed Regis, 1998
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Searching for God at Ground Zero: A Memoir
A Jesuit priest recounts his experiences working among firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers at Ground Zero during the weeks following September 11, 2001 and tells of the hope, grace, and charity he found in those who suffered ...
James Martin, 2002
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Imagining Ground Zero: official and unofficial proposals for ...
Documents the various architectural competitions, as well as informal proposals and thousands of independently submitted schemes, for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site. 10,000 first printing.
Suzanne Stephens, Ian Luna, Ron Broadhurst, 2004
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Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from ...
DIVStudy of how the memorials created in Oklahoma City and at the World Trade Center site raise questions about the relationship between cultural memory and consumerism./div ""Tourists of History" is a great read: well written, accessible ...
Marita Sturken, 2007
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Trauma and Transformation at Ground Zero: A Pastoral Theology
"From personal interviews with chaplains at the temporary mortuary at Ground Zero and her own experiences as an Episcopal priest, psychotherapist, and chaplain, Storm Swain offers a new model of pastoral care grounded in theology and ...
Storm Swain, 2011
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Nine Months at Ground Zero: The Story of the Brotherhood of ...
Offers a compelling and uplifting narrative about the construction workers who toiled tirelessly on the site of Ground Zero following the attack on the World Trade Center to clear away the massive piles of debris and helped recover lost ...
Glenn Stout, Charles Vitchers, Robert Gray, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GROUND ZERO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ground zero is used in the context of the following news items.
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Notasulga ground zero for Monday's search of murder suspect
Law enforcement at the intersection of Macon county roads 39 and 54 as they look for Stacey Demar Gray. PATRICK ... «Opelika Auburn News, Jul 15»
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BJP set to focus on ground zero to win in Bihar polls; chalks out …
NEW DELHI: Booth jeetenge to chunav jeetenge (winning booths will win polls) — that's the tagline for the Bharatiya Janata Party's Bihar ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Scientist Who Studied Link Between 9/11 Dust, Illnesses Dies
He was an environmental scientist who studied the dust at Ground Zero, WCBS 880's Peter Haskell reported. Lioy determined a link between ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Slideshow: Jeff's out-of-town dining adventures
... chicken dinner are served at Legends of Clatonia. Editor's note: Ground Zero hits the road during July, visiting restaurants near Lincoln. «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
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Nate's on the Nine open to everyone
Editor's note: Ground Zero annually visits restaurants outside of Lincoln during July. SEWARD -- Nate's on the Nine is located at the Seward ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
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'Ground zero': China's stock market crash up close in Shanghai
Shanghai (CNN) Our mission: Reporting the wild swings of China's stock markets from "ground zero." And it didn't take long for me to sense the ... «CNN International, Jul 15»
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Ground Zero's Best Bets: July 10-16
toe with Star Ro, 9 p.m. Saturday, Vega. Japanese post-rock/math rock outfit toe is on a rare U.S. headlining tour and is stopping at Vega ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Jul 15»
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Steel from Ground Zero to be presented at VanDrie
A representative from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization begun in memory of a fallen 9/11 firefighter, will visit ... «Houghton Lake resorter, Jul 15»
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Worcester's Boynton Park Is Ground Zero For Dog Walking Dispute
But lately, the Worcester-owned park just over the city line in Paxton has become ground zero for a dispute over dog walking. Residents have ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Greece: Ground Zero for Global Pillage
Troika-waged financial war is systematically destroying Greece. It's being raped and pillaged to enrich bankers. Its people are being ... «The People's Voice, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ground zero [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ground-zero>. Feb 2020 ».
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