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1. Having no legal force; invalid: render a contract null and void.
2. Of no consequence, effect, or value; insignificant.
3. Amounting to nothing; absent or nonexistent: a null result.
4. Mathematics Of or relating to a set having no members or to zero magnitude.
tr.v. nulled, null·ing, nulls
To make null.
1. Zero; nothing.
2. An instrument reading of zero.
1. without legal force; invalid; (esp in the phrase null and void)
2. without value or consequence; useless
3. lacking distinction; characterless: a null expression.
4. nonexistent; amounting to nothing
5. (Mathematics) maths
a. quantitatively zero
b. relating to zero
c. (of a set) having no members
d. (of a sequence) having zero as a limit
6. (General Physics) physics involving measurement in which an instrument has a zero reading, as with a Wheatstone bridge
[C16: from Latin nullus none, from ne not + ullus any]
1. without value or significance.
2. being or amounting to nothing; nil.
3. Math. (of a set)
b. of measure zero.
4. being or amounting to zero.n.
5. a point of minimum signal reception, as on a radio direction finder or other electronic meter.v.t.
6. to cancel; make null.Idioms:
null and void, without force or effect; not valid.
[1555–65; < Latin nūllus=n(e) not + ūllus any]
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|Noun||1.||null - a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it"|
relative quantity - a quantity relative to some purpose
nihil - (Latin) nil; nothing (as used by a sheriff after an unsuccessful effort to serve a writ); "nihil habet"
|Adj.||1.||null - lacking any legal or binding force; "null and void"|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
invalid - having no cogency or legal force; "invalid reasoning"; "an invalid driver's license"
null[nʌl] adj null and void (Law) → nullo/a
a. nulo-a, sin valor, inútil;
___ hypothesis → hipótesis ___.