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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 offender had entered the property via a rear window and he left empty-handed when disturbed.
They left empty-handed. OUTLANE: | A UPVC patio window was smashed in an attempted burglary on Weldon Drive on February 14.
They panicked and left the bank empty-handed and sped off in a silver Hyundai car.
The man brandished a knife and demanded money from staff before fleeing empty-handed after being challenged by staff.
It appeared however, that the perpetrators left empty-handed, police said.
A third of time the man carried a guitar case, a third of the time he carried a gym bag and another third he was empty-handed.
* Political circles involved in the negotiations between SDSM and VMRO-DPMNE say that EU Commissioner Stefan Fule comes to Macedonia empty-handed and that this is his last attempt at influencing the situation in Macedonia.
It is believed the three men were targeting the safe from the CCTV footage, but left empty-handed."
The three men fled empty-handed with customers chasing them outside.
The raider, who wore a grey scarf over his face, fled empty-handed when staff raised the alarm.
A man walked into the bank with a black handgun and threatened a cashier but ran off empty-handed when his demands were not met.
He fled empty-handed and left the male member of staff shaken, but uninjured after the attempted robbery at around 7.30am.