How to Pronounce nil?

Correct pronunciation for the word "nil" is [nˈɪl], [nˈɪl], [n_ˈɪ_l].

"Nil" in context

Nil is a commonly used informal word which is most commonly used to indicate an absence of a particular value or quantity. In mathematics, nil specifically refers to the additive identity; the number zero. In computer programming, a "nil" value is used to denote an empty item, meaning that the item is neither true nor false. In legal contracts, a nil clause can be used to denote a lack of obligation, either for the issuer or the receiver of the contract. Commonly in medical terms, a nil result indicates no presence of the sought-after factor.

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