null character

Computers. a control character representing nothing, with the value of binary zero, but having special meaning when interpreted as text, as in marking the end of character strings. Unabridged
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If no null character was copied, then the last character of the destination character array is set to a null character.
Failing to allow space for a terminating null character.
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