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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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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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Researchers need an empty-headed model for comparisons yielding insight into biological intelligence.
In particular, he argues that empty-headed appropriation or assumed membership in a besieged elite like the white world is far different from inspired reactions to influences from outside of someone's class and ethnic convictions.
He puts the moves on Ma's buxom but empty-headed girlfriend.
It is hard to envision a more empty-headed and self-destructive idea than the celebration of diversity as a replacement for the quest for truth.
It's all undemanding, but not empty-headed -lovely.
But as Jimmy progressively loses it (like an escape from a Franju film, he cuts out victims eyes in his photo prints), as the detectives turn into homicidal maniacs and Maria gives up dancing to work in a strip club, the movie dissolves into an empty-headed mess that appears to end with nothing but dead bodies.
It's easy to tell which ones are which by their mouth--is it a perpetual frown or an empty-headed grin?
How empty-headed do you have to be, then, to want to turn a somersault every time you do the job you are paid to do?
So while not condoning everything espoused by Beca, as I said, this was going to be a predictable backlash, from people who are constantly the target of bigotry and empty-headed jingoism.
Above all, Dallek shows Reagan not as an empty-headed actor memorizing lines, but as an intensely serious rightwing ideologue, and a gifted proponent of his views.
Filmed in the now-standard neo-noir style, as if shot inside a Venetian blind factory, Guilty by Suspicion follows a political naif through a wholly predictable set of tableaux, from scenes of his empty-headed amazement at the very existence of HUAC to his heroic, and inevitable, defiance before the committee.
Other characters include Faye Greener, a stage-struck, empty-headed blonde; her father Harry, a former music-hall performer; Tod Hackett, an idealist who came to Hollywood to learn scenery design and gave up his attempts at art; a Mexican who owns fighting cocks; a man who dresses in gaudy cowboy outfits; and a bookmaking dwarf.