nil

noun \ ˈnil \

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

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Origin and Etymology of nil

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

nil Synonyms

Synonyms
aught, cipher, goose egg, naught (also nought), zero, nothing, o, oh, zilch, zip
Related Words
blank, void

Other Number-Related Terms


NIL Defined for English Language Learners

nil

noun

Definition of nil for English Language Learners

  • : none at all

  • : a score of zero


NIL Defined for Kids

nil

noun \ ˈnil \

Definition of nil for Students

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


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