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nullity

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noun nul·li·ty \ˈnə-lə-tē\

Definition of nullity

plural nul·li·ties

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being null; especially :  legal invalidity b (1) :  nothingness; also :  insignificance (2) :  a mere nothing :  nonentity

  2. 2 :  one that is null; specifically :  an act void of legal effect

  3. 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>



1570

First Known Use of nullity

1570



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