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3 definitions found
 for zed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Zed \Zed\, n. [F., probably through It. zeta, fr. L. zeta. See
     Zeta.]
     The letter Z; -- called also zee, and formerly izzard.
     "Zed, thou unnecessary letter!" --Shak.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  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" [syn: Z, z, zee,
           zed, ezed, izzard]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  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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