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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

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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The customer would sign the blank cheque not having any idea about the amount the bank would decide to write in it at the point of default, and not aware that it may well have the same effect as a bounced cheque which could land him in legal trouble and in jail, he says.
The USA could not treat international solidarity as a blank cheque, she said...JJ:(POD)
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.
Shabaan said in one case, a man signed a blank cheque 15 years ago when he started a business with his partner.
Outlining his position exactly two months after the outcome of the historic vote was announced, Pontypridd MP Mr Smith warned "Labour won't give the Tories a blank cheque".
He said he agreed to write a blank cheque for the military effort in June 2002.
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.
MULTAN, April 05, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- 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.
DAVID Cameron would not hand over a "blank cheque" to fund nuclear power if the Tories won at the next election.
MINISTERS were urged not to write a blank cheque for the 2012 Olympics last night - amid reports the final bill could now reach a staggering pounds 9 BILLION.
Being partially blind, the pensioner, from Chester-le-Street, gave the conman a blank cheque to fill in the pounds 5 he told her he would charge for the two-minute job.