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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

Origin and Etymology of nil

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


First Known Use: circa 1550

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NIL Defined for English Language Learners

nil

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noun \ˈnil\

Definition of nil for English Language Learners

  • : none at all

  • : a score of zero


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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