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1. Maths Logic (of a set or class) containing no members
2. Philosophy Logic (of a name or description) having no reference

empty

[′em·tē]
(ordnance)
In ammunition nomenclature, indicating that the munition does not contain a payload, but is designed to contain one at the time of final use.
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The performances are staged only at weekends and in the early afternoon, well before darkness descends and the streets grow even emptier.
Among the factors standing in the way of improvements in agriculture are realities that are rarely talked about, such as the rural exodus decades ago, which left the Cuban countryside much emptier. Of the country's 11.2 million inhabitants, just 2.5 million now live in rural areas, according to 2013 data from the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI).
States such as California allow driverless vehicles, and Nevada, which consists of Las Vegas, a lot of desert and not a lot else, specifically passed laws to encourage its emptier roads to be used as a test venue.
Following our visit to the flooded site and a telephone call, Kirklees Council despatched a gully emptier yesterday afternoon.
Now, she struggles daily to adjust to an emptier and stranger new normal, while night often brings visits from Luke in ghost form.
My empty stomach was beginning to feel emptier. I was not going to give up, however.
A couple boxes of .22 Shorts sitting lonely and unwanted somehow made the shelves seem even emptier. Over at the Sportsman's Loft, where local enthusiasts gather to talk guns (and sometimes even buy) the story was the same.
Alban has been a close friend of mine for over half a century and I, like his many friends, will find that world a little emptier without him.
"Every Sunday, the church pews get emptier and emptier and it is not easy for seminarians and priests to comfort others" (Vatican Insider, 29 November 2012).
"To say that the world got smaller, emptier, darker and lonelier when we lost Elizabeth is an understatement," Contact music quoted Farrell as telling the guests.
The briefs also feature the Pump leg bag emptier, which allows the user to empty their leg bag directly into a toilet or a urinal without assistance.
"The emptier their hearts are, the more crime and war we see," he said.