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[nil] /nɪl/
noun
1.
nothing; naught; zero.
adjective
2.
having no value or existence:
His credit rating is nil.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < Latin nīl, variant (by apocope) of nīlum, contraction of nihilum nothing, equivalent to ni (variant of ne not) + hīlum trifle
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British Dictionary definitions for nillest

nil

/nɪl/
noun
1.
another word for nothing: used esp in the scoring of certain games
Word Origin
C19: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for nillest

nil

n.

"nothing," 1833, from Latin nil, contraction of nihil, nihilum "nothing, not at all; in vain," from ne- "not" (see un-) + hilum "small thing, trifle," of unknown origin.

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NIL

nothing, I have nothing for you (shortwave transmission)
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