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U+3007, 〇
IDEOGRAPHIC NUMBER ZERO

[U+3006]
CJK Symbols and Punctuation
[U+3008]
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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

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Chinese[edit]

Glyph origin 1[edit]

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

Definitions[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see (“drizzle; to fall; etc.”).
(This character, , is a variant form of .)
See also[edit]
Chinese numbers
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 102 103 104 108 1012
Normal
(小寫小写)
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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

(ゼロ) or (れい) (zero or rei

  1. zero
    二〇〇七年七月二三日
    2007 July 23

Usage notes[edit]

  • Not formal, but used to write decimal numbers in positional notation.