nullity

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

nul·li·ty

noun \ˈnə-lə-tē\
plural nul·li·ties

Definition of NULLITY

1
a :  the quality or state of being null; especially :  legal invalidity
b (1) :  nothingness; also :  insignificance
(2) :  a mere nothing :  nonentity
2
:  one that is null; specifically :  an act void of legal effect
3
:  the number of elements in a basis of a null-space

Examples of NULLITY

  1. <that tiny country's ambassador from the U.S. is usually some nullity who happens to be a friend or supporter of the current president>
  2. <one of the basic themes of the theater of the absurd is the essential nullity of human existence>

First Known Use of NULLITY

1570

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