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English Dictionary: Zed by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
zed
n
  1. the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn't know A from izzard"
    Synonym(s): Z, z, zee, zed, ezed, izzard
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Zed \Zed\, n. [F., probably through It. zeta, fr. L. zeta. See
      {Zeta}.]
      The letter {Z}; -- called also {zee}, and formerly {izzard}.
      [bd]Zed, thou unnecessary letter![b8] --Shak.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   Zed
  
      1978.   Software Portability Group, U Waterloo.   {Eh}, with
      types added.   Similar to {C}.   Implementation language for the
      {Thoth} realtime operating system.   Added a few simple types
      for greater efficiency on byte-addressed machines.   String
      constants in case statements.   Enforces the naming convention:
      MANIFESTS, Externals and locals.   "Porting the Zed Compiler",
      G.B. Bonkowski et al, SIGPLAN Notices 14(8):92-97 (Aug 1979).
  
  
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