No, zero is just a symbol used to indicate nothingness, it has no quantitative value. It represents the LACK of a number, and so I don't see how it can be considered to BE a number. That's my opinion though, and after I looked it up it turns out that today mathematicians DO consider zero to be a number, although the Ancient Greeks did not. I still say no, that nothing can NOT be something. I dunno, check out the Wiki for a bit more info if you get bored, lol.
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I would think it is it's a place holder, consider, if we didn't have a zero how would you express say the year two thousand. Also the dictionary defines "zero" as the number represented by the the symbol 0.
Almost everyone here is wrong... Zero is a symbol that is by definition the LACK of numbers. It is also used to indicate a number as being 10 times it's original value (10=10*1, 100=10*10, 1000=10*100).
I dont think so. Zero is nothing, no value, when a whole number(anything 1 and up) has value. I think our civilization of today has evolved to where we want to name everything, even things that have no value.