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nil

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nil \Nil\ [See {Nill}, verb (used with an object)] Will not. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Nil \Nil\, noun (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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

nil

noun

1: a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it" [syn: {nothing}, {nil}, {nix}, {nada}, {null}, {aught}, {cipher}, {cypher}, {goose egg}, {naught}, {zero}, {zilch}, {zip}, {zippo}]


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