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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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He stared straight at the questioner, blankly, for five seconds without offering a word.
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Like Walker Evans's surreptitious shots of passengers on the same subway system in the '30s, many of the images that follow linger over the solitude of passengers who stare blankly forward, wrapped up in their own interior worlds, unaware that they are being filmed.
The Queen looked at him blankly before smiling, shrugging and moving on.
And lest the story seem too much of a sisters-doing-it-for-themselves-type thing, it should be noted that the women inadvertently bring about one another's undoing; as Margulies rather blankly intones near the film's end, ``Both Camelot and Avalon disappear into the mists.
The film blankly registers the reaction of its less-than-rapt subjects: At the outset most follow the music more or less attentively, but eventually, with nothing to look at onstage save the camera, some begin to converse, joke around, even flirt and banter with one another.
He was then seen at his mum Eileen Joyce's home before Joe saw him staring blankly at him at a gig.
At one point, Marilyn turns to the camera and, by way of explanation of something or other, blankly intones: ``Earthquakes, fires, the air smothering us - some of us were born here, and some of us will die here.