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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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The challenge of flexibility is something that suppliers of stampings have long grappled with-for a given sheet metal blank there is a given blanking die, and when the vehicle design changes, the blanking die must be changed as well.
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As tamper-resistant prescription blanks are an essential tool in the fight against prescription fraud and drug diversion, there are other ways avoid fraud such as; controlling access to the blanks, auditing, assigning separate responsibility, installing surveillance and of course routine education.
THE Supreme Court held on Friday that a returning officer ( RO) can reject the nomination papers of a candidate if he or she, despite a reminder, leaves blank spaces in the affidavit meant for informing voters about his or her criminal antecedents, assets, educational qualification etc at the time of filing the nomination.
The gear blanks factory, called Roscoe Works, is in a new 8,500-square-foot building across the street from Forest City's main plant.
The companies have combined their expertise to accelerate the introduction of tailored aluminium blanks. The technology allows aluminium sheets of different grades, thicknesses and coatings to be joined to produce customised stamping blanks used by carmakers for the production of body parts such as doors and bonnets, and structural components including cross-members and longitudinal members.
He leaves his parents, Gale Blanks and Joan (McAlister) Blanks of Mt Vernon, Ill.; his wife, Katherine Brennan of Sterling; his sister, Nancy (Susie) Phillips of Mt.