Meaning of NIL in English

I. ˈnil noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin, nothing, contraction of nihil, nihilum, probably from ne- (negative prefix) + hilum small thing, trifle — more at no

1. : nothing , zero

reducing to almost nil the relevant collection work — John Fiddler

2. chiefly Britain : a score of nothing

a game won by a goal to nil

a nil -all draw

II. adjective

: nonexistent — usually used predicatively

tuition fees are nil or nominal — B.K.Sandwell

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: short for nilgai

: a male nilgai

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