[vak-yoo-uh s] /ˈvæk yu əs/
without contents; empty:
the vacuous air.
lacking in ideas or intelligence:
a vacuous mind.
expressing or characterized by a lack of ideas or intelligence; inane; stupid:
a vacuous book.
a vacuous way of life.
containing nothing; empty
bereft of ideas or intelligence; mindless
characterized by or resulting from vacancy of mind: a vacuous gaze
indulging in no useful mental or physical activity; idle
(logic, maths) (of an operator or expression) having no import; idle: in (x) (John is tall) the quantifier (x) is vacuous
1640s, “empty,” from Latin vacuus “empty, void, free” (see vacuum). Figurative sense of “empty of ideas” is from 1848. Related: Vacuously; vacuousness.
nonvalent non·va·lent (nŏn-vā’lənt) adj. Not capable of forming chemical compounds; having no valency.
[val-id] /ˈvæl ɪd/ adjective 1. sound; just; well-founded: a valid reason. 2. producing the desired result; effective: a valid antidote for gloom. 3. having force, weight, or cogency; authoritative. 4. legally sound, effective, or binding; having legal force: a valid contract. 5. Logic. (of an argument) so constructed that if the premises are jointly asserted, […]
[val-i-deyt] /ˈvæl ɪˌdeɪt/ verb (used with object), validated, validating. 1. to make ; substantiate; confirm: Time validated our suspicions. 2. to give legal force to; legalize. 3. to give official sanction, confirmation, or approval to, as elected officials, election procedures, documents, etc.: to validate a passport. /ˈvælɪˌdeɪt/ verb (transitive) 1. to confirm or corroborate 2. […]
[vair-ee-uh-buh l] /ˈvɛər i ə bəl/ adjective 1. apt or liable to or change; changeable: variable weather; variable moods. 2. capable of being or changed; alterable: a variable time limit for completion of a book. 3. inconstant; fickle: a variable lover. 4. having much or diversity. 5. Biology. deviating from the usual type, as a […]