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Śūnyatā, (Sanskrit, also shunyata; Pali: suññatā), in Buddhism, translated into English as emptiness, openness, thusness, refers to the absence of inherent existence in all phenomena, and it is complementary to the Buddhist concepts of not-self (Pāli: anatta, Sanskrit: anātman){{refn|group=note|A common translation is "no-self", without a self, but the Pali canon uses anatta as a singular substantive, meaning "not-self". and dependent origination.

The exact definition of emptiness varies from one Buddhist tradition to another.

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