U+3007, 〇
IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO

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ChineseEdit

Glyph origin 1Edit

It is considered a placeholder for a missing Chinese character. Used to express a zero digit in a number since at least the (c.) 12th century, perhaps even earlier than the concept "zero" appeared in the Chinese language. Also written as in some early literatures.

DefinitionsEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“fragmentary; scattered; fraction; remainder; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)
See alsoEdit
Chinese numbers
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 102 103 104 108 1012
Normal
(小寫小写)
,
十千 (Malaysia, Singapore)
亿 (Taiwan)
萬億万亿 (Mainland China)
Financial
(大寫大写)

Glyph origin 2Edit

Coined by Chinese empress regnant Wu Zetian. One of the Chinese characters of Empress Wu.

DefinitionsEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“star; planet; heavenly body; star-shaped object; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)

JapaneseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Alternative formsEdit

SymbolEdit

  1. Used to write zero in kanji positional notation.
    二〇〇七(にせんしち)(ねん)(しち)(がつ)二三(にじゅうさん)(にち)
    nisenshichi nen shichigatsu nijūsannichi
    July 23, 2007

Etymology 2Edit

SymbolEdit

  1. Misspelling of (circle).