Year vs Null - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between year and null

is that year is the time it takes the earth to complete one revolution of the sun (between 36524 and 36526 days depending on the point of reference) while null is zero, nil; the cardinal number before einn.



Alternative forms

* (obsolete) * (obsolete)


(wikipedia year) (en noun)
  • The time it takes the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun (between 365.24 and 365.26 days depending on the point of reference).
  • (by extension) The time it takes for any planetary body to make one revolution around another body.
  • A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar.
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  • A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity.
  • (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
  • A level or grade in school or college.
  • The proportion of a creature's lifespan equivalent to one year of an average human lifespan (see also dog year).
  • Synonyms

    * (one revolution of the Sun by the Earth) twelvemonth * (time to make one revolution by any body) anomalistic year, Gaussian year, sidereal year, tropical year * (period between set dates) calendar year, civil year, legal year * (specific uses) fiscal year, liturgical year, school year

    Derived terms

    * calendar year * civil year * dog year * donkey's years * fiscal year * gap year * golden years * in the year of our Lord * in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ * last year * leap year * legal year * liturgical year * on in years * school year * sidereal year * sunset years * the year dot * twilight years * yearbook * year by year * year-end * year-long * year of our Lord * year of our Lord Jesus Christ * -year-old * year-round * yearhundred * yearling * yearly * yesteryear

    See also

    * day * week * month




    * * * 1000 English basic words




    (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


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

    See also

    * nil ----