plural -s
Buddhism : the nonexistence of the elements of things and of the self
: ultimate truth or reality interpreted (as in Madhyamika) as absolutely devoid of distinguishing characteristics and beyond even being and nonbeing : the transcendental void

Word History


Sanskrit śūnyatā, literally, emptiness, void, from śūnya empty, void

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“Sunyata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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