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blank

1. a plate or plug used to seal an aperture
2. a piece of material prepared for stamping, punching, forging, etc
3. Archery the white spot in the centre of a target

blank

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(analytical chemistry)
In a chemical analysis, the measured value that is obtained in the absence of a specified component of a sample and that reflects contamination from sources external to the component; it is deducted from the value obtained when the test is performed with the specified component present. Also known as analytical blank.
(design engineering)
(electronics)
To cut off the electron beam of a television picture tube, camera tube, or cathode-ray oscilloscope tube during the process of retrace by applying a rectangular pulse voltage to the grid or cathode during each retrace interval. Also known as beam blank.
(engineering)
The result of the final cutting operation on a natural crystal.
(metallurgy)
A semifinished piece of metal to be stamped or forged into a tool or implement.
A semifinished, pressed, compacted mass of powdered metal.
Metal sheet prepared for a forming operation.
(ordnance)
Ammunition which contains no projectile but which does contain a charge of low explosive, such as black powder, to produce a noise.
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When the blanker is flexed, discrete domains of the aerogel material remain embedded in the blanket, maintaining all the performance benefits of the monolithic aerogel.
Even so,I am not pleased when my suggestion that he organise the dishwashing is met with a stare that is even blanker than usual.
Still, others assert that a woman's choice should not be undermined by a blanker exclusion of all domestic and sexual crimes.
Rather than hide the embarrassing gaps, the bleak weather simply serves to make them look blanker than the space between Helen Adams' ears.
Though NATO Secretary-General George Robertson publicly has been supportive of working with the United States on missile defense, the NATO alliance is not likely to issue a blanker statement favoring missile defense.
But they are gone, and the problem I confront is what to write on my blank paper which, in this absurd situation, is no blanker than my mind.
Most bridge rehabilitation projects contain blanker references that require conformance with all applicable safety and environmental regulatory requirements.
Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee, accepted "Jump of Joy" from Hans Blanker, president of the Netherlands Olympic Committee and Theo Fledderus, general manager of the Netherlands Olympic Committee.
The stamping operation has one transfer press, one tandem press and one blanker and produces 36 parts exclusively for the PT Cruiser.
In the performance, I extended the hiding part to staggering around aimlessly on the floor under the baby blanker from Moment Two, making various gross noises.