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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Callum's mother used to work for Sephy's mother but they fell out leaving the Blanker family even worse off.
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Kenyatta looks up at the ceiling; Delores stares down her breasts; Jasmine's gaze is blanker than ever, and directed at the magazine's cover.
(11) Even Gerard Manley Hopkins, a Jesuit priest, writes in "God's Grandeur" of the mundane perception of bareness but finds beneath this surface "the dearest freshness deep down things"; and in Tennyson's In Memoriam, though grief seems to empty the world--"On the bald street breaks the blank day"--there is still the Job-like need for affirmation, "thou art just." Frost's "blanker whiteness of benighted snow" in "Desert Places" is the language of despair, the desert of the heart.
But if you'd have asked them the rules or even to name any other player than Wor Jonny or Martin Johnson, they would have looked at you with blanker eyes than usual.
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.
Except for the cost of the Internet connection, sending e-mail has virtually no cost, so they "blanker" mass e-mail every address they can find.
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.