Nil Nil, n. & a. [L., a contr. of nihil.] Nothing; of no account; worthless; -- a term often used for canceling, in accounts or bookkeeping. --A. J. Ellis. [1913 Webster]

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  • nil — [nil] n. [L, contr. of NIHIL] nothing adj. zero; so small as not to be measurable [our chances were nil] …   English World dictionary

  • Nil — [See {Nill}, v. t.] Will not. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nil — Nil, n. (computers) A special value for a variable used in certain computer languages to mean no assigned value, to be distinguished from the value zero. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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