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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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At the first, second or mostly third default of payment, the bank would take legal action with the blank cheque and sometimes without serving notice to the loan defaulter.
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A 21-YEAR-OLD with drug debts took a blank cheque received by his employers, filled in the sum pounds 3,000 and cashed it at a bank.
It simply goes against common sense to hand over a blank cheque to someone," notes Rupert Connor, senior consultant at Acuma Independent Financial Advice.
He gave me a blank cheque and told me not to report the matter to the police.
Summary: I lent Dh130,000 to one of my friends in 2008 and he gave me a blank cheque as security.
44 - by insisting he would no longer sign a blank cheque.
MULTAN , April 05, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said no blank cheque will be taken from or given to US, adding no compromise will be made on the sovereignty of the country.