An experiment/measurement is said to produce a null result if it supports the null hypothesis, typically in that the result has low statistical significance.
Historically important null results in physics:
Michelson-Morley experiment led to development of special relativity, thus of general relativity and the modern theory of gravity.
absence of the ultraviolet catastrophe predicted by $H_0 =$ classical electromagnetism] led to the hypothesis of energy/frequency-quantization (now expressed by Planck's constant) and hence to the development of quantum physics
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