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English definition of “blank”


adjective  /blæŋk/ us  
having no printing, writing, or images: I needed a blank form to fill in. The computer screen suddenly went blank. A blank expression on someone’s face shows no emotion.


noun [C]  /blæŋk/ us  
a form that has spaces to write in, or a space on a form: Just fill out the order blank and fax it to me. A blank is also a cartridge (= container filled with explosive powder) that does not contain a bullet.
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