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Meaning of “blank” in the English Dictionary

"blank" in British English

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blankadjective

uk   us   /blæŋk/
  • blank adjective (EMPTY)

B1 empty or ​clear, or ​containing no ​information or ​mark: a blank ​sheet of ​paper a blank ​computerscreen Sign ​yourname in the blank ​space at the ​bottom of the ​form.

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  • blank adjective (COMPLETE)

[before noun] complete and ​absolute: a blank refusal/​denial

blanknoun [C]

uk   us   /blæŋk/
a ​space in a ​piece of writing or on a ​form, ​leftempty for ​information to be ​added: Fill in the blanks on this ​form. something not ​yetdrawn or ​finished, such as a ​key not ​yetcut into a ​finishedshape (also blank cartridge) a ​smalltubecontainingexplosive but no ​bullet, used in a ​gun in ​order to make a ​loudnoise without ​causingharm: The ​startinggun fires blanks.
(Definition of blank from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blank" in American English

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blankadjective

 us   /blæŋk/
having no ​printing, writing, or ​images: I ​needed a blank ​form to ​fill in. The ​computerscreensuddenly went blank. A blank ​expression on someone’s ​faceshows no ​emotion.

blanknoun [C]

 us   /blæŋk/
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 (= ​containerfilled with ​explosivepowder) that does not ​contain a ​bullet.
(Definition of blank from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blank" in Business English

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blankadjective

uk   us   /blæŋk/
empty or ​clear, or containing no ​information or ​mark: Sign your ​name in the blank ​space at the ​bottom of the ​form. a blank sheet of ​paper a blank CD/​screen

blanknoun [C]

uk   us   /blæŋk/
a ​space in a ​piece of writing or on a ​form, ​left empty for ​information to be ​added: Fill in the blanks on this ​form.
US a ​form with empty ​spaces to be written in: Never ​sign any ​loandocuments that contain blanks.
(Definition of blank from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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