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nilnoun [U]

 us   /nɪl/
nothing: Investment in the ​industry has ​dropped to ​virtually nil.
(Definition of nil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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nilnoun [U]

uk   us   /nɪl/
nothing or zero: At best, the ​economicimpact is nil.
(Definition of nil from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “nil”
in Korean 영, 0…
in Arabic صِفْر…
in Malaysian tidak ada langsung…
in French rien, zéro…
in Russian ноль (в спорте), ничего…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無,零…
in Italian zero…
in Turkish sıfır, hiç, var olmayan…
in Polish zero, nic, ≈ zerowy…
in Spanish cero…
in Vietnamese không…
in Portuguese zero…
in Thai จำนวนศูนย์…
in German die Null…
in Catalan zero…
in Japanese (試合の最終得点の)ゼロ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无,零…
in Indonesian nol…
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