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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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Step 4--You will notice that the blank tends to "pop" into a pronounced curve, and it's difficult to role the blank out of that curve.
It says that after an investigation, the university in June issued findings stating that Cantwell probably had subjected Blanks to unfair treatment at work, based at least in part on the fact that she is black.
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In fluid assisted deep drawing process the radial stresses and hoop stresses are generated in the blank due to punch force is applied on it.
I have him on a diet where he is eating 1,500 calories a day, burning fat to get his body to look the way he wants it to look and perform the way he wants it to perform,'' Blanks said of Toney, who at 5-foot-9 1/2 has come in flabby and weighing more than 230 pounds his past four fights.
The Blanks Task Force, like the other committees, meets regularly during one or more of the NMC's four annual national meetings.
The shaped blanks will be pressed on the company's 600 tonne large-bed Fagor blanking line.
For structural D-LFT parts, Dieffenbacher developed a die with an adjustable orifice that permits profiling selective thick and thin spots into sheet blanks so as to maximize strength in particular areas while minimizing overall material usage.
The method involves obtaining a web of several mutually joined flat blanks, with each of the blanks having an elongated absorbent body enclosed between two casing sheets, which, when at mutually opposing front and rear end parts of the absorbent body, have side parts that extend laterally beyond the body on both sides.
Cut blanks are transported from the press/shear via telescopic conveyors, which are adjustable for length and width.