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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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Step 2--Support the rod blank near the top with an open palm so that it's resting at roughly a 30-degree angle.
Blanks now is suing the UO, Cantwell and the health center's executive director, LeAnn Gutierrez, for racial discrimination and whistle-AaAaAeAeAaAeAeA bl retaliation that she claims to have experienced during the past year.
According to Ken Sperling, President of PBS, “With the new security features being added to prescription blanks it is getting harder and harder to alter or reproduce prescription blanks.
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 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.
In deep drawing a sheet metal blank is drawn over a die by a radiused punch.
Rather, he is using Blanks -- a fitness expert and martial artist -- to get into top physical condition and maximize his ability.
The blanks initially adopted, however, were not put into an enduring form until further action by the convention resulted in the fire and life company blanks of 1874.
If you've already fired blanks through the short barrel check the inner rail jor cracks.
While vehicle manufacturers have taken to tailored blanks with various levels of deployment, Volvo Cars is most enthusiastic.
Standard features of the C4 include an easy to use graphical user interface; variable cutter speeds up to 500 rpm; a 1,000 product database; an extended center for easy cleaning; powerpack hydraulics with electronic flow control; operating pressure of 240 bar (3,500 psi); a manual or automatic cycle; a reversing conveyor in both the manual and automatic cycle; weigh scales feedback loop for blank weight control; a streamlined design for ease of service and maintenance; and front load dies for speedy changes of product.
The steel giant will supply the shaped blanks for these panels direct to Land Rover's Solihull plant.