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 for Z
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Z \Z\ (z[=e]; in England commonly, and in America sometimes,
     z[e^]d; formerly, also, [i^]z"z[e^]rd)
     Z, the twenty-sixth and last letter of the English alphabet,
     is a vocal consonant. It is taken from the Latin letter Z,
     which came from the Greek alphabet, this having it from a
     Semitic source. The ultimate origin is probably Egyptian.
     Etymologically, it is most closely related to s, y, and j; as
     in glass, glaze; E. yoke, Gr. ?, L. yugum; E. zealous,
     jealous. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 273, 274.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the ending of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and the
           Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--
           Revelation [syn: omega, Z]
      2: 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 (30 December 2018) :

     /zed/  1. (After Zermelo-Fränkel set
     theory) A specification language developed by the
     Programming Research Group at Oxford University around 1980.
     Z is used for describing and modelling computing systems.  It
     is based on axiomatic set theory and first order predicate
     logic.  Z is written using many non-{ASCII} symbols.  It was
     used in the IBM CICS project.
     See also Z++.
     ["Understanding Z", J.M. Spivey, Cambridge U Press 1988].
     2.  A stack-based, complex arithmetic
     simulation language from ZOLA Technologies.

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