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"blank" in British English

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blankadjective

uk   /blæŋk/  us   /blæŋk/
  • blank adjective (EMPTY)

B1 empty or clear, or containing no information or mark: a blank sheet of paper a blank computer screen Sign your name in the blank space at the bottom of the form.

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blanknoun [C]

uk   /blæŋk/  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.
something not yet drawn or finished, such as a key not yet cut into a finished shape
(also blank cartridge) a small tube containing explosive but no bullet, used in a gun in order to make a loud noise without causing harm: The starting gun 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 computer screen suddenly went blank.
A blank expression on someone’s face shows 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 (= container filled with explosive powder) 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 loan documents that contain blanks.
(Definition of blank from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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