U+3007, 〇
IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO

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Chinese edit

Glyph origin 1 edit

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 early literature.

Definitions edit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“fragmentary; scattered; fraction; remainder; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of ).
See also edit
Chinese numbers
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 102 103 104 106 108 1012
Normal
(小寫小写)
, , , , ,
十千 (Malaysia, Singapore)
百萬百万,
(Philippines),
面桶 (Philippines)
亿 (Taiwan)
萬億万亿 (Mainland China)
Financial
(大寫大写)

Glyph origin 2 edit

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

Definitions edit

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

Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from English zero.

Alternative forms edit

Symbol edit

(ゼロ) 

  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 2 edit

Symbol edit

  1. See for the plain circle.

Zhuang edit

Numeral edit

  1. Sawndip form of lingz (zero)