Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Zero, or 0, was the last symbol introduced into Notation (q.v.); the word is also used in connection with many instruments, the points from which measurements are made being often termed Zero point, and the corresponding position of the instrument the Zero position.

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Psalm 23:4