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ni·hil·i·ty

 (nī-hĭl′ĭ-tē, nē-)
n.
Nonexistence; nothingness.

[French nihilité, from Old French, from Medieval Latin nihilitās, from Latin nihil, nothing; see nihilism.]
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nihility

(naɪˈhɪlɪtɪ)
n
the state or condition of being nothing; nothingness; nullity
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nihility

nothingness.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nihility - the state of nonexistence
nonentity, nonexistence - the state of not existing
thin air - nowhere to be found in a giant void; "it vanished into thin air"
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nihility

noun
The condition of not existing:
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I am travelling in nihility, forget about the world and the people, all secular thoughts and feelings are washed away by themselves, there is neither love nor hate right now.
Bonaventure himself constantly insists on this: poverty is "indigence," which means that it is also and above all "dependence." In its nature of "non-being" (nihility), the creature "receives its being from another" (alterity).
defective and rotten, and ought forever to be banished from our government." (114) Requisitions, once the war ended, as Washington wrote, were a "perfect nihility." (115)
Moreover, the notion of chiral nihility, when the values of [[mu].sub.r] and [[epsilon].sub.r] of the medium are small and very close to zero, makes the refraction index negative for one of the circular polarization modes, even when [xi] is small [5, 13].
Kong, "Visualization of negative refraction in chiral nihility media," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol.
On this basis, the designs of the handle spaces develop in two directions; one is to break the integrity of the handle space by using the traditional Chinese concepts of the combining of nihility and reality and developing the design of the single handle foot; another is to reference the traditional forms of trigeminal handle feet by developing the handle space from twodimensional space into 3D space, designing the handle foot location, upper handle numbers and the angle of the handle feet.
In the monotheistic theory of Plotinus, the reality of the single God is the source of all light and all goodness which its radiance on nihility will reveal the visible world.
Then Poe (1848: 29) proceeds intuitively: assuming the existence of a God as Spirit, he postulates that God initially created Matter by his Will--out of Spirit or Nihility. The Matter Poe (1848: 30) talks about here is that in its maximum conceivable state, that is Matter "in its absolute extreme of Simplicity." In fact, this assertion is declared by Poe (1848: 29; 1976: 227) to be "the sole absolute assumption of my Discourse."
Simovski, "Waves and energy inchiral nihility," Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Vol.
Within the context, chiral nihility metamaterials can be realized through chiral materials which, by definition, have approximately vanishing dielectric permittivity [epsilon] and magnetic permeability [micro], but nonzero chirality parameter [11].
Concluding with a thought-experiment substituting non-Buddhist terms for x-Buddhist ones, Wallis reckons a "decimated calculus" to distinguish, for instance, sunyata from "nihility" or "truth of void." He argues that nihility concocts an "antidote to the inexorable human drive toward transcendental illusion" (148-149).
One is Yundi Wang's "Existence, Nihility and Nature: Contemplations on the Questioning of Existence in The Naked and the Dead," published in journal of Hebei Normal Institute (Social Science Edition).