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blank

(blank),
A solution consisting of all of the analytic components except the compound to be measured; this is used to establish a baseline of measurement intensity with which the compound of interest is compared.
[M.E. white, fr. O.Fr. blanc, fr. Germanic]

blank

a solution containing all of the reagents needed for analysis of a substance except the substance tested.

blank

Drug slang
noun A regional street term for any low quality substance of abuse.
 
Lab medicine
noun A negative control specimen used in immunoassays and quality assurance in many lab tests. Blanks are processed in tandem with the test serum or tissue, differing in that a primary antibody is not added in the first step; blanks assure a true negative result, allowing comparison of a possibly positive result with a known negative.
 
Vox populi-UK
verb To deliberately ignore someone, as in “Mark blanked Carole.”

blank

(blangk)
A solution consisting of all the analytic components except the compound to be measured; used to establish a baseline of measurement intensity with which the compound of interest is compared.
[M.E. white, fr. O.Fr. blanc, fr. Germanic]

Blank

If an individual has inherited same HLA antigen from both parents, the HLA typing is designated by the shared HLA antigen followed by a "blank"(—).
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As the only serviceable rifles in the camp were of different calibers, the usual military procedure of loading with two ball and one blank cartridge was not followed in the execution of Private Henry.
He sustained burns to his left shoulder blade when he was thought to have caught the blast of a blank cartridge and spent two days at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham.
It is fired with the blank cartridge device from the G3 umd the MG3 the Bundeswehr.
56mm x 45 brass, with a low-emission (lead and barium) Primer, consisting of the weapons G36 / G36K and MG4, provided with the blank cartridge device / safety maneuver cartridge device automatic weapons function results.
56mm x 45, brass, using low polluting (lead and barium) Primer, consisting of the weapons G36 / G36K and MG4, provided with the blank cartridge device / safety maneuver cartridge device , results in an automatic weapons function.
56 mm x 45, brass, with low polluting (lead and barium) Primer, consisting of the weapons G36 / G36K and MG4 provided with the blank cartridge device / safety maneuver cartridge device , gives an automatic weapon function.
It is like sending your child to war with blank cartridges.
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Without reading it I would not have known that the one-legged Sarah Bernhardt had played Strasbourg Cathedral in Eugene Morand's Les Cathedrales at the London Coliseum (7) or that the armament manufacturers benefited not only from increased demand for ammunition, but also for blank cartridges to use in the theatre (224).
Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida reported that Israeli settlers pelted Palestinian-registered vehicles with stones and fired at them using blank cartridges near Nahalin town to the west of Bethlehem.
And he pleaded guilty to four charges relating to the possession of several items including a firearm magazine and blank cartridges.
It uses lasers and blank cartridges to simulate actual battle.