a vacant place or position that needs to be filled by someone or something elseThe collapse of the army left a vacuum in the area.
the wind tearing through gaps in the window frames
Despite his lack of experience, he got the job.
In the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
The space underneath could be used as a storage area.
They did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
His departure has created a void which will never be filled.
a space which contains no air or other gasThe spinning turbine creates a vacuum.
Nature abhors a vacuum – Gargantua]
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in the sense of absence
the fact of being without somethingIn the absence of a will, the courts decide who the guardian is.
in the sense of deficiency
a lack or shortageThey did tests for signs of vitamin deficiency.
in the sense of lack
shortage or absence of something required or desiredDespite his lack of experience, he got the job.
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