Definitions for NILnɪl
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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"
A special value for a variable used in certain computer languages to mean no assigned value, to be distinguished from the value zero.
No, not any.
Origin: From nil, a contraction of nihil, nihilum. See nihilism.
nothing; of no account; worthless; -- a term often used for canceling, in accounts or bookkeeping
Origin: [See Nill, v. t.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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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