# Zero vs. Null

## Difference Between Zero and Null

#### Zero➦

The numerical symbol 0; a cipher.

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Having no legal force; invalid

render a contract null and void.

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The identity element for addition.

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Of no consequence, effect, or value; insignificant.

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#### Zero➦

A cardinal number indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration.

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Amounting to nothing; absent or nonexistent

a null result.

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#### Zero➦

An ordinal number indicating an initial point or origin.

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(Mathematics) Of or relating to a set having no members or to zero magnitude.

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An argument at which the value of a function vanishes.

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To make null.

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The temperature indicated by the numeral 0 on a thermometer.

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Zero; nothing.

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A sight setting that enables a firearm to shoot on target.

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An instrument reading of zero.

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#### Zero➦

(Informal) One having no influence or importance; a nonentity

a manager who was a total zero.

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A non-existent or empty value or set of values.

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The lowest point

His prospects were approaching zero.

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#### Null➦

Zero quantity of expressions; nothing.

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#### Zero➦

(Informal) Nothing; nil

Today I accomplished zero.

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#### Null➦

Something that has no force or meaning.

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#### Zero➦

Of, relating to, or being zero.

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#### Null➦

(computing) The null character; the ASCII or Unicode character (␀), represented by a zero value, which indicates no character and is sometimes used as a string terminator.

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Having no measurable or otherwise determinable value.

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#### Null➦

(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.

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#### Zero➦

(Informal) Not any; no

"The town has ... practically no opportunities for amusement, zero culture" (Robert M. Adams).

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#### Null➦

One of the beads in nulled work.

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Designating a ceiling not more than 16 meters (52 feet) high.

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(statistics) The null hypothesis.

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Limited in horizontal visibility to no more than 55 meters (180 feet).

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Having no validity; "null and void".

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(Linguistics) Of or relating to a morpheme that is expected by an established, regular paradigm but has no spoken or written form. Moose has a zero plural; that is, its plural is moose.

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#### Null➦

Insignificant.

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#### Zero➦

To adjust (an instrument or a device) to zero value.

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#### Null➦

Absent or non-existent.

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#### Zero➦

The cardinal number occurring before one and that denotes no quantity or amount at all, represented in Arabic numerals as 0.

The conductor waited until the passenger count was zero.

A cheque for zero dollars and zero cents crashed the computers on division by zero.

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#### Null➦

(mathematics) Of the null set.

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#### Zero➦

The numeric symbol that represents the cardinal number zero.

In unary and k-adic notation in general, zero is the empty string.

Write 0.0 to indicate a floating point number rather than the integer zero.

The zero sign in American Sign Language is considered rude in some cultures.

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#### Null➦

(mathematics) Of or comprising a value of precisely zero.

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The digit 0 in the decimal, binary, and all other base numbering systems.

One million has six zeroes.

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Causing a complete loss of gene function; amorphic.

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#### Zero➦

Nothing, or none.

The shipment was lost, so they had zero in stock.

He knows zero about humour.

In the end, all of our hard work amounted to zero.

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#### Null➦

Neutral.

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#### Zero➦

The value of a magnitude corresponding to the cardinal number zero.

The electromagnetic field does not drop all of the way to zero before a reversal.

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#### Null➦

To nullify; to annul.

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The point on a scale at which numbering or measurement originates.

The temperature outside is ten degrees below zero.

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#### Null➦

To return to the null position, setting, etc.

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(mathematics) A value of the independent variables of a function, for which the function is equal to zero.

The zeroes of a polynomial are its roots by the fundamental theorem of algebra.

The derivative of a continuous, differentiable function that twice crosses the axis must have a zero.

The nontrivial zeros of the Riemann zeta function may all lie on the critical line.

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#### Null➦

To form nulls, or into nulls, as in a lathe.

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The additive identity element of a monoid or greater algebraic structure, particularly a group or ring.

Since a commutative zero is the inverse of any additive identity, it must be unique when it exists.

The zero (of a ring or field) has the property that the product of the zero with any element yields the zero.

The quotient ring over a maximal ideal is a field with a single zero element.

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#### Null➦

To crack; to remove restrictions or limitations in (software).

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(slang) A person of little or no importance.

They rudely treated him like a zero.

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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.

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(military) A Mitsubishi A6M Zero, a long range fighter aircraft operated by the Japanese Navy Air Service from 1940 to 1945.

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#### Null➦

Having a value of zero; as, of null utility.

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A setting of calibrated instruments such as a firearm, corresponding to a zero value.

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Empty; having no members; as, the null set.

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(finance) A security which has a zero coupon (paying no periodic interest).

The takeovers were financed by issuing zeroes.

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#### Null➦

Unassigned or meaningless; - a special value given to variables, especially pointers or logical variables, indicating that it is meaningless and cannot be used in computation; as, an uninitialized pointer in "C" is given a null value. The actual value that is stored in memory to indicate the null condition may vary with the computer language used.

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#### Zero➦

(informal) No, not any.

She showed zero respect.

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#### Null➦

Something that has no force or meaning.

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(meteorology) Of a cloud ceiling, limiting vision to 50 feet (15 meters) or less.

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That which has no value; a cipher; zero.

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(meteorology) Of horizontal visibility, limited to 165 feet (50.3 meters) or less.

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One of the beads in nulled work.

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(linguistics) Present at an abstract level, but not realized in the surface form.

The stem of "kobieta" with the zero ending is "kobiet".

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#### Null➦

To annul.

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(transitive) To set a measuring instrument to zero; to calibrate an instrument scale to valid zero.

Zero the fluorometer with the same solvent used in extraction.

George parked in space 34, zeroed the trip meter, closed and locked his car, then went back to the guard shack.

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#### 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

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#### Zero➦

To change a memory location or range to values of zero; to set a variable in a computer program to zero.

Results were inconsistent because an array wasn’t zeroed during initialization.

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lacking any legal or binding force;

null and void

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(transitive) To cause or set some value or amount to be zero.

They tried to zero the budget by the end of the quarter.

The bill was over $400, but the server zeroed it out as a gesture of gratitude.

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#### Zero➦

(transitive) To eliminate; to delete; to overwrite with zeros.

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#### Zero➦

(intransitive) To disappear.

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#### Zero➦

A cipher; nothing; naught.

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The point from which the graduation of a scale, as of a thermometer, commences.

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Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion; as, his patience had nearly reached zero.

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#### Zero➦

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

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#### Zero➦

a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number

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#### Zero➦

the quantity that registers a reading of zero on a scale

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adjust (an instrument or device) to zero value

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adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun);

He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards

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indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration;

a zero score

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indicating an initial point or origin

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of or relating to the null set (a set with no members)

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having no measurable or otherwise determinable value;

the goal is zero population growth

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