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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

0 (zero) is both a number and the numerical digit used to represent that number in numerals. In the English language, zero may also be called null or nil when a number, "oh" , "goose egg", or cipher (archaic) when a numeral, and nought or naught in either context. The concept of zero as a number and not merely a symbol for separation is attributed to India, where, by the 9th century AD, practical calculations were carried out using zero, which was treated like any other number, even in case of division.

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