nihility

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nihil (nothing) + -ity.

Noun[edit]

nihility (uncountable)

  1. Nothingness, nullity.[1]
    • 2000, Gregg Easterbrook, "Review: The Quest for Quarks," The Wilson Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 1, p. 110:
      Paeans and even poems have been written to the esoteric nature of the smallest building blocks of matter: how they manifest as everywhere and nowhere, seem to have come out of emptiness, and at the ultimate level seem to be distilled from pure nihility.

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.