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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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Tests showed the gun was capable of firing blank cartridges and also irritants such as tear gas.
The gun was loaded with a magazine and 14 blank cartridges .
Court papers state that in the room used by Padden, detectives found a shoulder holster, an empty gun box, a box with ball bearings in it and 40 blank cartridges.
Clint 2 was assembled from the same high quality parts, but subtly altered so that it would function with blank cartridges.
These included a firearm magazine and blank cartridges.
Acting on the suspect's statement, the ystanbul Police Department's counterterrorism unit seized three-and-a-half kilograms of C4 plastic explosives, two blank firing guns, 31 blank cartridges and organizational documents in the house of H.
Mr Adamson, an officer in the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), was fatally wounded when he was hit with a live bullet on the firing range in Letterbreen during a battlefield simulation which was supposed to involve only blank cartridges.
The 30-year-old father of four, from Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, was shot during an exercise that was supposed to involve blank cartridges.
Yesterday the 29-year- old of High Street,Connah's Quay, admitted attempting to illegally possess the Kumar MOD92 9mmblank firing automatic pistol and a screw or flare firing attachment with 50 Umarex blank cartridges.
He admitted possessing a variety of chemicals, bullets, ball bearings, and a revolver filled with blank cartridges, telling detectives he wanted 'to defend himself, the people, and the police'.