A description of an operator or function which takes no arguments, e.g. a function that returns the current time.
“Nullary” is part of the unary, binary, ternary sequence, and is more common than its synonym niladic.
- Null cell
null cell n. See killer cell.
noun 1. 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.
[nuhl] /nʌl/ adjective 1. without value, effect, consequence, or significance. 2. being or amounting to nothing; nil; lacking; nonexistent. 3. Mathematics. 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. […]
noun 1. (in the statistical testing of a hypothesis) the hypothesis to be tested. noun 1. (statistics) the residual hypothesis if the alternative hypothesis tested against it fails to achieve a predetermined significance level Compare hypothesis testing, alternative hypothesis noun the proposition that is to be tested; the hypothesis under investigation Examples A null hypothesis […]