As nouns the difference between scant and null
is that scant
is (masonry) a block of stone sawn on two sides down to the bed level while null
is zero, nil; the cardinal number before einn.
As an adjective scant
is very little, very few.
As a verb scant
is to limit in amount or share; to stint.
As an adverb scant
is with difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
Very little, very few.
Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; scanty; meager; not enough.
- "After his previous escapades, Mary had scant reason to believe John."
- a scant''' allowance of provisions or water; a '''scant pattern of cloth for a garment
Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
- His sermon was scant , in all, a quarter of an hour.
- Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence.
* few, little, slight
* ample, plenty
To limit in amount or share; to stint.
- to scant''' someone in provisions; to '''scant ourselves in the use of necessaries
* Francis Bacon
- Scant not my cups.
- where man hath a great living laid together and where he is scanted
To fail, or become less; to scantle.
- I am scanted in the pleasure of dwelling on your actions.
- The wind scants .
(masonry) A block of stone sawn on two sides down to the bed level.
(masonry) A sheet of stone.
(wood) A slightly thinner measurement of a standard wood size.
With difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
- So weak that he was scant able to go down the stairs.
- (Francis Bacon)
A non-existent or empty value or set of values.
Zero]] quantity of [[expression, expressions; nothing.
Something that has no force or meaning.
(computing) the ASCII or Unicode character (), represented by a zero value, that indicates no character and is sometimes used as a string terminator.
(computing) the attribute of an entity that has no valid value.
- (Francis Bacon)
One of the beads in nulled work.
(statistics) null hypothesis
- Since no date of birth was entered for the patient, his age is null .
Having no validity, "null and void"
* 1924 , Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove :
absent or non-existent
(mathematics) of the null set
(mathematics) of or comprising a value of precisely zero
(genetics, of a mutation) causing a complete loss of gene function, amorphic.
- In proportion as we descend the social scale our snobbishness fastens on to mere nothings which are perhaps no more null than the distinctions observed by the aristocracy, but, being more obscure, more peculiar to the individual, take us more by surprise.
to nullify; to annul