Middle English vacuitefrom Old French from Latin vacuitāsfromvacuusemptyvacuum
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the Latinvacuitās (“empty space", “vacancy", “vacuity"); equivalent to vacu(ous) +"Ž -ity.
Vacuity Sentence Examples
In both genera, as in the okapi, there is a vacuity in front of the orbit.
Looking at the issues in this way exposes the essential vacuity of the claim.
Haneke chronicles a family enslaved to the structures they have created, operating in a morass of emotional vacuity.
The invention of the barometer and Torricelli's explanation of the vacuity above the mercury column placed before the members of the Florentine academy a ready method of obtaining vacua; for to exhaust a vessel it was only necessary to join, by means of a tube provided with stopcocks, the vessel to a barometer tube, fill the compound vessel with mercury and then to invert it in a basin containing this liquid, whereupon the mercury column fell, leaving a Torricellian vacuum in the vessel, which could be removed after shutting off the stop-cocks.