nulling

[nuhl-ing]
noun
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null

[nuhl]
adjective
1.
without value, effect, consequence, or significance.
2.
being or amounting to nothing; nil; lacking; nonexistent.
3.
Mathematics.
b.
of measure zero.
4.
being or amounting to zero.
noun
5.
Electronics. a point of minimum signal reception, as on a radio direction finder or other electronic meter.
verb (used with object)
6.
to cancel; make null.
Idioms
7.
null and void, without legal force or effect; not valid: This contract is null and void.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin nūllus, equivalent to n(e) not + ūllus any

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null (nʌl)
 
adj
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.  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.  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]

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null
"void of legal force," 1563, from M.Fr. nul, from L. nullus "not any, none," from ne- "not, no" (see un-) + illus "any," dim. of unus "one."
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null   (nŭl)  Pronunciation Key 
Of or relating to a set having no members or to zero magnitude.
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Another secondary objective was to demonstrate nulling interferometry.
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