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Meaning of NULL

Pronunciation:  nul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [adj]  (law) lacking any legal or binding force; "null and void"

NULL is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, invalid, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, void, zero, zilch, zip
 See Also: bugger all, Fanny Adams, fuck all, nihil, relative quantity, sweet Fanny Adams



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Null\, a. [L. nullus not any, none; ne not + ullus any, a
    dim. of unus one; cf. F. nul. See {No}, and {One}, and cf.
    Of no legal or binding force or validity; of no efficacy;
    invalid; void; nugatory; useless.
          Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null,
          Dead perfection; no more.                --Tennyson.
  2. \Null\, n.
    1. Something that has no force or meaning.
    2. That which has no value; a cipher; zero. --Bacon.
    {Null method} (Physics.), a zero method. See under {Zero}.
  3. \Null\, v. t. [From null, a., or perh. abbrev. from annul.]
    To annul. [Obs.] --Milton.
  4. \Null\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
    One of the beads in nulled work.
Computing Dictionary

A special value used in several languages to represent the thing referred to by an uninitialised pointer.

A special value that may be stored in some database columns to represent an unknown, missing, not applicable, or undefined value. Nulls are treated completely differently from ordinary values when evaluating SQL expressions and there are several SQL constructs for dealing with nulls.

Thesaurus Terms
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