ground zero

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ground zero the point of detonation (or above or below) of a nuclear weapon
    • n ground zero the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed
    • n ground zero the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile)
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Usage

In literature:

In 1965, Range officials erected a modest monument at Ground Zero.
"Trinity [Atomic Test] Site" by The National Atomic Museum
So the conception of the disappearance of matter at zero falls quite to the ground.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
The ground was very broken and the temperature was touching on the zero mark.
"The Black Watch" by Scout Joe Cassells
Obviously, when the line is not switched, the test rings are at zero potential on account of a ground through the cut-off relay.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
I want us on the ground in nine-zero seconds.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
The thermometer fell to fourteen degrees below zero and the snow was a foot or more deep on the ground.
"Little Pills, An Army Story" by Robert Henderson McKay
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In news:

'Rising' documents the rebuilding at ground zero.
A view of Ground Zero under construction (2006).
While the debate continues to brew around the mosque being built near Ground Zero in New York City, Muslims have been worshiping at another Sept 11, 2001, crash site in Washington, D.C.
Honick (Review letter to editor: Both sides in dispute bear responsibility, Nov 26), retired business consultant, once again attempts to channel my letter to editor (Candidate offers 'Ground Zero' view, Nov 19).
Weiser students get firsthand account of events at ground zero.
What's going up at ground zero.
One World Trade Center overlooks the ground zero memorial site, Saturday, Sept 10, 2011, in New York.
The world's first snowbike race, Ground Zero, last took place at the 2009 McCall Winter Carnival in Idaho.
In the battle for the historic area's future, the neighborhood council is ground zero.
New renderings have been released of One World Trade Center - the first updated images released in more than five years - showing what will be the centerpiece of the rebuilt Ground Zero site.
Officials have begun scrambling to head off what could become yet another turf battle at ground zero, this time between the PATH terminal and the future performing arts center.
From the Grand Strand to Ground Zero .
Cross-country meet becomes ground zero in teachers' protest.
MEN'S HOCKEY: Bemidji State at ' ground zero ' after rough series against MSU.
BEMIDJI – Back at ground zero .
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In science:

Numerically, the fraction of jumps leading to a nonzero overlap with the ground state decreases towards zero slowly with L.
Energy landscapes in random systems, driven interfaces and wetting
To be definite, we take the ground states of spin zero and spin one, i.e.
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
It is also interesting to consider energy correlations between ground states of spin zero and spin one.
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
Numerical calculations show that the ground state has spin zero with almost 100% probability.
Spin Structure of Many-Body Systems with Two-Body Random Interactions
The impurity bonds (JAF = 0.5) are put randomly with the constraint that the total magnetization of the corresponding classical ground state is zero.
Modified spin-wave study of random antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin chains
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