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Official US DoD Definition of zero point

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/3/2014

Definition of the United States Department of Defense military term "zero point ".

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zero point


The location of the center of a burst of a nuclear weapon at the instant of detonation. The zero point may be in the air, or on or beneath the surface of land or water, depending upon the type of burst, and it is thus to be distinguished from ground zero.