null

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Null, núll, and null'

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French nul, from Latin nūllus, from ne (not) + ūllus (any).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /nʌl/
  • Rhymes: -ʌl
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

null (plural nulls)

  1. A non-existent or empty value or set of values.
  2. Zero quantity of expressions; nothing.
  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

Translations[edit]

Adjective[edit]

null (comparative more null, superlative most null)

  1. Having no validity; "null and void"
    • a. 1667, Rev. Jeremy Taylor, “Clerus Domini: or, A Discourse of the Divine Institution, Necessity, Sacredness, and Separation of the Office Ministerial”, in Ενιαυτος: A Course of Sermons for All the Sundays Of the year, 3rd edition, London: E. Tyler, page 19:
      And however Firmilian and S. Cyprian might be deceived in the thinking hereticks quite loſt their orders ; yet in this they were untouched, that although their ſuppoſition was queſtionable, yet their ſuperſtructure was not meddled with, viz. That if they had been Lay-perſons, their Baptizations were null and invalid.
  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.

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, archaic) To nullify; to annul.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes”, in Paradise Regain’d, 5th edition, London: Jacob Tonson, published 1707, page 144:
      Thy fair enchanted cup, and warbling charms / No more on me have pow’r, their force is null’d, / So much of Adders wiſdom I have learnt / To fence my ear againſt thy Sorceries.
  2. To form nulls, or into nulls, as in a lathe.
  3. (computing, slang, transitive) To crack; to remove restrictions or limitations in (software).

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]


Cimbrian[edit]

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. zero

References[edit]

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Estonian[edit]

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. zero

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nullus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. zero

Noun[edit]

null n (genitive singular nuls, plural null)

  1. (mathematics) the numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero

Declension[edit]

n9 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative null nullið null nullini
Accusative null nullið null nullini
Dative nulli nullinum nullum nullunum
Genitive nuls nulsins nulla nullanna

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun Null (the number zero), from Italian nulla, from Latin nulla, feminine singular of nullus (no, none).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. zero; nil; nought; (tennis) love (integer number between -1 and 1, denoting no quantity at all)
    Null mal null ist null.
    Zero times zero is zero.
  2. (colloquial) zero; no
    Synonym: (überhaupt) kein
    Ich hab echt null Bock, da mit dir jetzt drüber zu diskutieren.
    I frankly have zero interest in discussing this with you right now.

Coordinate terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

null (not comparable)

  1. (specialist, law, chiefly predicative) null (having no validity)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • null in Duden online and null in Duden online; cp. null in Duden online and null in Duden online
  • null” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache; cp. “Null” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. zero

Further reading[edit]


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. 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)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


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. 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)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German null.

Numeral[edit]

null

  1. zero