null

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French nul, from Latin nullus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

null ‎(plural nulls)

  1. A non-existent or empty value or set of values.
  2. Zero quantity of expressions; nothing.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  3. Something that has no force or meaning.
  4. (computing) the ASCII or Unicode character (), represented by a zero value, that indicates no character and is sometimes used as a string terminator.
  5. (computing) the attribute of an entity that has no valid value.
    Since no date of birth was entered for the patient, his age is null.
  6. One of the beads in nulled work.
  7. (statistics) null hypothesis

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Adjective[edit]

null ‎(comparative more null, superlative most null)

  1. Having no validity, "null and void"
  2. insignificant
    • 1924, Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove:
      In proportion as we descend the social scale our snobbishness fastens on to mere nothings which are perhaps no more null than the distinctions observed by the aristocracy, but, being more obscure, more peculiar to the individual, take us more by surprise.
  3. absent or non-existent
  4. (mathematics) of the null set
  5. (mathematics) of or comprising a value of precisely zero
  6. (genetics, of a mutation) causing a complete loss of gene function, amorphic.

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Verb[edit]

null ‎(third-person singular simple present nulls, present participle nulling, simple past and past participle nulled)

  1. (transitive) to nullify; to annul
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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Estonian[edit]

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. (cardinal) zero

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

null ‎(not comparable)

  1. (slang) no, zero (absolutely none)

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. (cardinal) zero

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nullus

Determiner[edit]

null

  1. no (determiner: not any)
    ha null penger - to have no money

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. (cardinal) zero, nought, nil

Noun[edit]

null m ‎(definite singular nullen, indefinite plural nuller, definite plural nullene)
null n ‎(definite singular nullet, indefinite plural null or nuller, definite plural nulla or nullene)

  1. zero (numeric symbol of zero), nought, nil
  2. a nobody or nonentity (derogatory about a person)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nullus

Determiner[edit]

null

  1. no (determiner: not any)
    ha null pengar - to have no money

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. (cardinal) zero, nought, nil

Noun[edit]

null m ‎(definite singular nullen, indefinite plural nullar, definite plural nullane)
null n ‎(definite singular nullet, indefinite plural null, definite plural nulla)

  1. zero (numeric symbol of zero), nought, nil
  2. a nobody or nonentity (derogatory about a person)

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