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blank

  

      adj  
1    (of a writing surface) bearing no marks; not written on  
2    (of a form, etc.) with spaces left for details to be filled in  
3    without ornament or break; unrelieved  
a blank wall     
4    not filled in; empty; void  
a blank space     
5    exhibiting no interest or expression  
a blank look     
6    lacking understanding; confused  
he looked blank even after the explanations     
7    absolute; complete  
blank rejection     
8    devoid of ideas or inspiration  
his mind went blank in the exam     
9    unproductive; barren  
      n  
10    an emptiness; void; blank space  
11    an empty space for writing in, as on a printed form  
12    a printed form containing such empty spaces  
13    something characterized by incomprehension or mental confusion: my mind went a complete blank  
14    a mark, often a dash, in place of a word, esp. a taboo word  
15       short for       blank cartridge  
16    a plate or plug used to seal an aperture  
17    a piece of material prepared for stamping, punching, forging, etc  
18      (Archery)   the white spot in the centre of a target  
19    draw a blank  
a    to choose a lottery ticket that fails to win  
b    to get no results from something  
      vb   tr  
20    usually foll by: out   to cross out, blot, or obscure  
21    Slang   to ignore or be unresponsive towards (someone)  
the crowd blanked her for the first four numbers     
22    to forge, stamp, punch, or cut (a piece of material) in preparation for forging, die-stamping, or drawing operations  
23    often foll by: off   to seal (an aperture) with a plate or plug  
24      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   to prevent (an opponent) from scoring in a game  
     (C15: from Old French blanc white, of Germanic origin; related to Old English blanca a white horse)  
  blankly      adv  
  blankness      n  


blank cartridge  
      n   a cartridge containing powder but no bullet: used in battle practice or as a signal  
blank cheque  
      n  
1    a signed cheque on which the amount payable has not been specified  
2    complete freedom of action  
blank endorsement  
      n   an endorsement on a bill of exchange, cheque, etc., naming no payee and thus making the endorsed sum payable to the bearer,   (Also called)    endorsement in blank  
blank verse  
      n     (Prosody)   unrhymed verse, esp. in iambic pentameters  
point-blank  
      adj  
1   
a    aimed or fired at a target so close that it is unnecessary to make allowance for the drop in the course of the projectile  
b    permitting such aim or fire without loss of accuracy  
at point-blank range     
2    plain or blunt  
a point-blank question     
      adv  
3    directly or straight  
4    plainly or bluntly  
     (C16: from point + blank (in the sense: centre spot of an archery target))  
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n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
o.
The electronic contents generated by electronic device or system in form of electronic form or as printed output excluding the computer system files are called e-documents
[Tech.];[Leg.] electronic contents
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
adv.
shorter informal form for "totally" (used mostly by teenagers)
[Slang] e.g.: You're totes right!
n.
A vaccine is a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them getting that disease.
exp.
Security features of encryption and protection in advance form of web storage.
[Tech.]
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
prolegomena -an introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form
n.
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
prep.
Cyber object is virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
[Tech.]
n.
a form of workout based on the usage of high heels
also called legwork

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