nil

[ nil ]
/ nɪl /
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noun

nothing; naught; zero.

adjective

having no value or existence: His credit rating is nil.

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Origin of nil

1805–15; <Latin nīl, variant (by apocope) of nīlum, contraction of nihilum nothing, equivalent to ni (variant of ne not) + hīlum trifle
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British Dictionary definitions for nil

nil
/ (nɪl) /

noun

another word for nothing: used esp in the scoring of certain games

Word Origin for nil

C19: from Latin
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