[Ads-l] Is "good at numbers" dated? 0? ('cypher' question)

GUY LETOURNEAU Owner guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET
Wed May 13 12:58:00 UTC 2015


Is 'cypher' still used for 'zero' in any English region or any technical field?

- GLL

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Oxford Dictionaries says it is, whether US or US English:

https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/american_english/number
https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/number

1 (numbers) dated Arithmetic: the boy was adept at numbers

Maybe I'm dated....

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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