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vacuity

[ va-kyoo-i-tee, vuh- ]
/ væˈkyu ɪ ti, və- /
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noun, plural va·cu·i·ties.

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Origin of vacuity

From the Latin word vacuitās, dating back to 1535–45. See vacuous, -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for vacuity

vacuity
/ (væˈkjuːɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state or quality of being vacuous; emptiness
an empty space or void; vacuum
a lack or absence of something specifieda vacuity of wind
lack of normal intelligence or awareness; vacancyhis stare gave an impression of complete vacuity
something, such as a statement, saying, etc, that is inane or pointless
(in customs terminology) the difference in volume between the actual contents of a container and its full capacity

Word Origin for vacuity

C16: from Latin vacuitās empty space, from vacuus empty
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