Emptiness (disambiguation)

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Emptiness is the state of being empty, i.e., not containing anything.

Hence, the term may refer metaphorically to several things:

  • A blank information carrier, like an empty sheet of paper or an empty hard disk.
  • In Buddhism, "emptiness" is called Śūnyatā.
  • In set theory, emptiness is symbolized by the empty set: a set that contains no elements.
  • In linguistics, emptiness is represented by the absent referent: a sign that has an empty, absent, non-existent, paradoxical, hypothetical, supernatural, or undefined referent.

Emptiness or The Emptiness may also refer to: