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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

0 (zero) is both a number and the numerical digit used to represent that number in numerals. In the English language, zero may also be called null or nil when a number, "oh" , "goose egg", or cipher (archaic) when a numeral, and nought or naught in either context. The concept of zero as a number and not merely a symbol for separation is attributed to India, where, by the 9th century AD, practical calculations were carried out using zero, which was treated like any other number, even in case of division.


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