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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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Taema's desire to maintain her bond with her sister and her own individuality against the tide of a blankly homogenous future underpins the whole novel and captivates until the very last page.
Hundreds are jam-packed in the clinic Waiting so long for their brief blood test It's not surprising a lone cynic Scolds the system, all and sundry addressed Some lock on their smart phones, some daze sprawled While others blankly gaze into space All nervy, await their number called Though with each other there's no interface Four phlebotomists ply their brisk trade Extracting endless samples of blood These for analysis are relayed Tedious, yet vital work for our own good The air in the clinic is stifling What if this confined group spread swine flu?
He looked at me blankly and then reminded me that his mode of transport was a three-wheeled Reliant.
In a short preview clip of the show released by the Oprah Winfrey Network, the TV show host can be seen telling the couple blankly, that they had been accused of cheating by the New York Post.
you're this listening to It was a video cassette (he stares back blankly) ...
Staring blankly at the wall or breaking into a nervous whistle have been the only real options - until now.
A second type of seizure is known as an "absence seizure" where a casualty may suddenly "switch off" and may stare blankly. SIGNS OF A SEIZURE * Rigid or arched back * Unconsciousness * Convulsive movements WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SEE SOMEONE HAVING A SEIZURE?
But I can clearly recall that, prior to its broadcast one Sunday tea-time, on-screen continuity announcer (they still had 'em in those days) Dilwyn Young Jones mistakenly introduced the show as 'Crazy Like A Horse', before staring blankly at the camera as if to say, "Did I just say 'horse'?" Anyhow, equine or vulpine, it makes no difference - the late great Jack Warden was in it as a wily old private investigator who frequently dragged his stuffed-shirt lawyer son on dodgy adventures.
makes a song of this, and of the trees that pass blankly on both banks.
I looked at him blankly. And then he showed me my headline: "Councillors break ground on new pounds 1.2m kid's centre."
Dolling ourselves up, on the other hand, would surely mean getting up earlier and spending even longer staring blankly at the wardrobe.