IN MATH: 1. n. the key or menu of keys which automatically change a calculator's graphic or tabular window. 2. v. the action of creating a different graphical or tabular viewing window through the use of the ZOOM key on a calculator. EX. In using the graph of a curve to find the equation's roots, it is sometimes necessary to ZOOM in on the axis.

IN ENGLISH: 1. n. a feature on a camera which automatically changes the focus. EX. Joh's new camera as a fantastic zoom lense. 2. n. a noise. EX. "Zooom, zoom" went the little car as it raced its engine.

APPLICATION: See list 400.

This is a page from the dictionary MATH SPOKEN HERE!, published in 1995 by MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS, inc., ISBN: 0-9623593-5-1.   You are hereby granted permission to make ONE printed copy of this page and its picture(s) for your PERSONAL and not-for-profit use.

[MC,i. Home] [Table] [Words] Classes [this semester's schedule w/links] [Good Stuff -- free & valuable resources] [next] [last]
© 2005, Agnes Azzolino