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null

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adjective \ˈnəl\

Simple Definition of null

  • law : having no legal power

Full Definition of null

  1. 1 :  having no legal or binding force :  invalid

  2. 2 :  amounting to nothing :  nil

  3. 3 :  having no value :  insignificant

  4. 4 a :  having no elements <null set> b :  having zero as a limit <null sequence> c of a matrix :  having all elements equal to zero

  5. 5 a :  indicating usually by a zero reading on a scale when a given quantity (as current or voltage) is zero or when two quantities are equal —used of an instrument b :  being or relating to a method of measurement in which an unknown quantity (as of electric current) is compared with a known quantity of the same kind and found equal by a null detector

  6. 6 :  of, being, or relating to zero

  7. 7 :  zero 1c

Examples of null

  1. <the contract was null because one party forgot to sign it>

  2. <that information is as null as no information at all>



Origin of null

Anglo-French nul, literally, not any, from Latin nullus, from ne- not + ullus any; akin to Latin unus one — more at no, one


First Known Use: circa 1567

Rhymes with null


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null

noun

Definition of null

  1. 1 :  zero 3a(1)

  2. 2 a :  a condition of a radio receiver when minimum or zero signal is received b :  a minimum or zero value of an electric current or of a radio signal



1605

First Known Use of null

1605


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null

verb

Definition of null

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make null




NULL Defined for Kids

null

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adjective \ˈnəl\

Definition of null

  1. :  having no legal force :  not binding <The law was declared null and void.>





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