Nil vs Noone - What's the difference?

nil | noone |

As an initialism nil

is (nanotechnology) (nanoimprint lithography).

As a proper noun noone is





(en noun)
  • Nothing; zero.
  • * 1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.19:
  • As to Aristotle's influence on him, we are left free to conjecture whatever seems to us most plausible. For my part, I should suppose it nil .


    (en determiner)
  • No, not any.
  • * 1982 , Gavin Lyall, Conduct of Major Maxim , Hodder & Stoughton Ltd:
  • But after two or three hours and nil results, you have to accept that the trail is cold and you can't justify that level of manpower.

    See also

    * null * nil desperandum



    Etymology 1


    (English Pronouns)
  • Usage notes
    *Noone is formed in parallel to the formation of (nobody), (anyone), and (everyone), but it is often considered incorrect because of the doubled vowels creating a temptation to read and pronounce it as "noon" (). *American users (COCA) prefer the spelling (no one) to either noone'' or ''no-one by more than 500 to 1. *UK users (BNC) prefer (no-one) to noone'' 50 to 1 and ''no one'' to ''noone 12 to 1.

    Etymology 2