nihility

Nothingness, nullity.

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.


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  • Nihility — Ni*hil i*ty, n. [Cf. F. nihilit[ e]. See {Nihilism}.] Nothingness; a state of being nothing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nihility — [nī hil′ə tē] n. 〚ML nihilitas〛 nothingness * * * ni·hil·i·ty (nī hĭlʹĭ tē, nē ) n. Nonexistence; nothingness.   [French nihilité, from Old French, from Medieval Latin nihilitās, from Latin nihil, noth …   Universalium

  • nihility — index nullity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nihility — (n.) 1670s, from M.L. nihilitas, from nihil nothing at all (see NIL (Cf. nil)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nihility — [nī hil′ə tē] n. [ML nihilitas] nothingness …   English World dictionary

  • Nihility — This article is about the album Nihility. For other uses, see Nihilism (disambiguation). Nihility Studio album by Decapitated …   Wikipedia

  • nihility — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of not existing: nonexistence, nothing, nothingness. See ABSENCE …   English dictionary for students

  • nihility — [nʌɪ hɪlɪti, nɪ ] noun rare nothingness. Origin C17: from med. L. nihilitas, from L. nihil nothing …   English new terms dictionary

  • nihility — n. See nihilism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • nihility — n nothingness, nonexistence, nullity. See nihilism(def.2) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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