Definitions for Nullnʌl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
without value or significance.
being or amounting to nothing; nil.
Math. (of a set) empty. of measure zero.
being or amounting to zero.
(n.)a point of minimum signal reception, as on a radio direction finder or other electronic meter.
(v.t.)to cancel; make null.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for null:
null and void,without force or effect; not valid.
Origin of null:
1555–65; < L nūllus=n(e) not +ūllus any
nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo(adj)
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"
lacking any legal or binding force
"null and void"
A non-existent or empty value or set of values.
Zero quantity of expressions; nothing.
the ASCII or Unicode character (), represented by a zero value, that indicates no character and is sometimes used as a string terminator.
the attribute of an entity that has no valid value.
Since no date of birth was entered for the patient, his age is null.
One of the beads in nulled work.
Having no validity, "null and void"
absent or non-existent
of the null set
of or comprising a value of precisely zero
causing a complete loss of gene function, amorphic.
Origin: From nul, from nullus.
of no legal or binding force or validity; of no efficacy; invalid; void; nugatory; useless
something that has no force or meaning
that which has no value; a cipher; zero
one of the beads in nulled work
Null is a special marker used in Structured Query Language (SQL) to indicate that a data value does not exist in the database. Introduced by the creator of the relational database model, E. F. Codd, SQL Null serves to fulfill the requirement that all true relational database management systems support a representation of "missing information and inapplicable information". Codd also introduced the use of the lowercase Greek omega symbol to represent Null in database theory. NULL is also an SQL reserved keyword used to identify the Null special marker. Null has been the focus of controversy and a source of debate because of its associated three-valued logic, special requirements for its use in SQL joins, and the special handling required by aggregate functions and SQL grouping operators. Computer science professor Ron van der Meyden summarized the various issues as: "The inconsistencies in the SQL standard mean that it is not possible to ascribe any intuitive logical semantics to the treatment of nulls in SQL." Although various proposals have been made for resolving these issues, the complexity of the alternatives has prevented their widespread adoption. For people who aren't database experts, a good way to remember what null means is to remember that in terms of information, "lack of a value" is not the same thing as "a value of zero"; similarly, "lack of an answer" is not the same thing as "an answer of no". For example, consider the question "How many books does Juan own?" The answer may be "zero" or "null". In a database table, the column reporting this answer would start out with a value of null, and it would not be updated with "zero" until we have ascertained that Juan owns no books. Similarly, when the question is, "Does Juanita own a car?", the answer "we don't know" is not the same thing as "no". The former yields a database entry of "null"; only the latter yields a database entry of "no".
Translations for Null
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
nought; the number or figure 0
Three plus zero equals three; The figure 100 has two zeros in it.
- zeroPortuguese (BR)
- die NullGerman
- μηδέν, μηδενικόGreek
- शून्य, सिफरHindi
- nulla, zéróHungarian
- صفر، هيڅPashto
- noll, nollaSwedish
- sıfır, '0' sayısıTurkish
- 零Chinese (Trad.)
- нуль; ніщоUkrainian
- صفر ؛ صفر کی عددUrdu
- số khôngVietnamese
- 零Chinese (Simp.)
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