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nil

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See also Nil, níl, ni-l, and -nil-

English

Etymology

From Latin nil, a contraction of nihil, nihilum (meaning nothing). See nihilism.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
nil

Plural
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  1. Nothing.
    What are the chances of success? Nil.
  2. Zero (used especially in the soccer scores).
    Manchester United beat Arsenal two nil.
  3. (programming) (LISP) The atom representing the empty list.

Translations

Adjective

nil (not comparable)

Positive
nil

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. No, not any.

Quotations

  • 1982 But after two or three hours and nil results, you have to accept that the trail is cold and you can't justify that level of manpower. — Conduct of Major Maxim, Gavin Lyall, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Interlingua

Pronunciation

Pronoun

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  1. nothing

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