Stent vs Null - What's the difference?

stent | null |


As nouns the difference between stent and null

is that stent is a slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure or stent can be (archaic) an allotted portion; a stint while null is zero, nil; the cardinal number before einn.

As a verb stent

is (archaic) to keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.

stent

English

(wikipedia stent)

Etymology 1

Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

Noun

(en noun)
  • A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
  • * 2006 New York Times
  • Tiny metal sleeves placed in arteries to keep blood flowing, stents have become such a popular quick fix for clogged coronary vessels that Americans will receive more than 1.5 million of them this year.

    Etymology 2

    See stint.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.
  • :* {{quote-book
  • , year=1905 , year_published=2009 , edition=Reprint , editor= , author=Annie Hamilton Donnell , title=Rebecca Marry , chapter=The Hundred and Oneth citation , genre=Fiction , publisher=Project Gutenberg , isbn= , page= , passage=The hundred-and-oneth stitch was my stent , and it's done. I'm not ever going to take the hundred and twoth. I've decided. }}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
  • * Spenser
  • Yet n'ould she stent / Her bitter railing and foule revilement.
  • (archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    null

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A non-existent or empty value or set of values.
  • Zero]] quantity of [[expression, expressions; nothing.
  • (Francis Bacon)
  • 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.
  • Since no date of birth was entered for the patient, his age is null .
  • One of the beads in nulled work.
  • (statistics) null hypothesis
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having no validity, "null and void"
  • insignificant
  • * 1924 , Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove :
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * nullity

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to nullify; to annul
  • (Milton)

    See also

    * nil ----