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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

[blaŋk]
(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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Sarah Atherton said: "I have made it clear that I won't back a blank cheque for the M4 relief road if I'm elected, and I'm calling on other candidates to do the same.
A senior official at the apex bank said that it is illegal to obtain blank cheques as guarantees to secure loans or credit cards issued by financial institutions.
Each was given a separate floor to design and free creative reign was, somewhat astonishingly, matched with a blank cheque.
It was that they were very unhappy about what happened with the war and they want to be sure that if they support Labour they are not giving a blank cheque for it to happen again.
Denmark's minister of justice Lene Espersen has reportedly issued a blank cheque to the Danish police for the preparations for the country's forthcoming European Union presidency.
The pro-life movement, on the other hand, especially the Catholics in it, recognized the legislation as neither moderate nor a compromise, but as a blank cheque to abortion-seeking women, and especially to abortion physicians, to go ahead without the danger of ever being prosecuted.
Canada's chartered banks are embracing automation with a blank cheque.
Speaking at a launch event in Hackney, Ms Lucas said of the Opposition: "Not only has Labour given the Tories a blank cheque for a hard Brexit, they've given the Tories a lift to the bank and helped them cash it in.
But, the Minority in Parliament has opposed the bond, and called it as 'an unwarranted nicodemus way of granting a blank cheque to the government.
Mr Cameron said: "There has never been a blank cheque for HS2, but I'm passionately in favour of this project and I think we need to respond to the criticisms that have been made.
Summary: Be aware of legal issues before signing a blank cheque
Like a blank cheque IN a recent statement on the direct debit system a bank spokesman was evasive concerning this issue.