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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

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(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 man again had a black handgun, made a demand which was not met and again made off on foot empty-handed.
The trio did not come away from the meeting empty-handed though, with Eddery riding a double and Egan and Fallon partnering a winner apiece.
The bandits fled empty-handed, running down a nearby street before the wounded man, Valdez Franklin, collapsed and died.
The Emperor of Ocean Park contains well-defined, engaging characters that will stubbornly grow on even the most resistant reader, (the novel's tone and language can be a bit pithy and off-putting) such as those neurotic cousins who show up empty-handed and late to every family reunion.
Likewise, you might regularly do squats with 150 pounds, but your first empty-handed squat on a balance board will be a challenge.
Tautly spread-eagled, the woman is positioned directly over her partner's head (rock-solid Shives with Desiree; capable and trustworthy soloist Kip Sturm with Crowley) as the couple hypnotically spins into blackness--a stunning effect, reinforced when he is revealed revolving in place, empty-handed.
The majority of the Venture Capital money will be doled out in the larger metropolitan areas such as Silicon Valley and Boston, leaving entrepreneurs in smaller cities empty-handed.
RAIDERS fled empty-handed after an attempted robbery at a north Liverpool pawn shop.
ARMED raiders fled empty-handed from a Rastrick shop.
AN armed robber escaped empty-handed from a Black Country store after threatening staff with a gun.
However, the criminals failed to dislodge the machine and fled from the scene in Knocklyon Shopping Centre in South Dublin empty-handed.
TWO men fled empty-handed from a supermarket yesterday after attempting to rob a security van.