Definitions for NILnɪl

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zilch, zip, zippo(noun)

    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"

GCIDERate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Nil(n.)

    A special value for a variable used in certain computer languages to mean no assigned value, to be distinguished from the value zero.

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. nil(Noun)

    No, not any.

  2. nil(Noun)

    Nothing; zero.

  3. Origin: From nil, a contraction of nihil, nihilum. See nihilism.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Nil(verb)

    will not

  2. Nil

    nothing; of no account; worthless; -- a term often used for canceling, in accounts or bookkeeping

  3. Origin: [See Nill, v. t.]

The New Hacker's DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. NIL

    No. Used in reply to a question, particularly one asked using the ‘-P’ convention. Most hackers assume this derives simply from LISP terminology for ‘false’ (see also T), but NIL as a negative reply was well-established among radio hams decades before the advent of LISP. The historical connection between early hackerdom and the ham radio world was strong enough that this may have been an influence.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'NIL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1327

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  1. Lin, lin

  2. Lin


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