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nil

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noun \ˈnil\

Simple Definition of nil

  • : none at all

  • : a score of zero

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nil

nil adjective

Examples of nil in a sentence

  1. They took a 2 to nil lead in the second half of the game.

  2. <the difference in the audio performance of those two CD players is nil>



Origin of nil

Latin, nothing, contraction of nihil, from Old Latin nihilum, from ne- not + hilum trifle — more at no


First Known Use: 1833

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NIL Defined for Kids

nil

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noun \ˈnil\

Definition of nil for Students

  1. :  nothing at all :  zero <The chances of that happening are almost nil.>





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