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English definition of “nil”

nil

noun [U]
 
 
/nɪl/
ZERO UK In sports results, nil means 'zero': Germany beat England three nil (= 3-0).Something, anything, nothing, and everything
NOT EXISTING not existing: The chances of that happening are virtually nil.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
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