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I created this riddle in hopes that you all can deduce the answer.

I lack all meaning,

yet my meaning is the same.

The cold depths of space shall contain my name.

What am I?

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm thinking along the lines of nothing, vacuum, or ditto. Something like that. $\endgroup$
    – Duck
    Dec 8, 2018 at 4:02
  • $\begingroup$ @duck you should post that as an answer, not a comment. $\endgroup$
    – Herb
    Dec 8, 2018 at 4:18
  • $\begingroup$ @Duck Sadly it is neither of those solutions. $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2018 at 4:55
  • $\begingroup$ Just edited formatting $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2018 at 11:16
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. I'm still learning how to use this site. $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2018 at 17:36

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Is it:

the letter i?

I lack all meaning, yet my meaning is the same

of course, the letter I only has the meaning 'i' has

The cold depths of space shall contain my name

The word universe has the letter i in it

What am I

i is I!

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  • $\begingroup$ Although I enjoyed reading your detailed solution, the answer is not the letter "i". Great answer, nonetheless! $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2018 at 4:54
  • $\begingroup$ I cannot upvote just yet, for my profile is still in need of reputation points in order to do such. However, I shall upvote it once I am allowed to do so! $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2018 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ As promised, you are now upvoted! $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2018 at 10:07
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Is it

"Nothing"?

It lacks all meaning. Yet it's meaning is the same.

"Nothing" is a word that means nothing. It's meaning is that it has no meaning.

The cold depths of space shall contain my name.

This one is pretty obvious to me. Space is mostly nothing.

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  • $\begingroup$ The answer presented is incorrect, yet is still an enjoyment to read. I love the simplicity of the answer! $\endgroup$ Dec 8, 2018 at 17:37
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It could be empty or emptyness.

I lack all meaning,

The meaning of empty actually means something lacking.

yet my meaning is the same.

And still it means just this.

The cold depths of space shall contain my name.

And the space is pretty much empty.

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Is it space? It lacks all meaning. Yet it's meaning is the same. Space is contained in the name "cold depths of space"

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Could it be

Void

Since,

To be devoid of meaning is to lack meaning

And

Space is sometimes referred to as the void

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