null

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1null

adjective \ˈnəl\

law : having no legal power

Full Definition of NULL

1
:  having no legal or binding force :  invalid
2
:  amounting to nothing :  nil
3
:  having no value :  insignificant
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
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
:  of, being, or relating to zero
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

2null

noun

Definition of NULL

1
:  zero 3a(1)
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

First Known Use of NULL

1605

3null

transitive verb

Definition of NULL

:  to make null

Examples of NULL

  1. <asked the state court to null the election results because of widespread voting irregularities>

First Known Use of NULL

1643

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