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blanking (plural blankings)
- An instance of something being blanked out.
- A metalworking process to form the rough shape of a sheet-metal workpiece.
- (television) The reduction of the brightness of the scanning beam to zero when it needs to be moved without updating the picture.
2001, A. M. Dhake, TV and Video Engineering, page 73:
- Thus during each blanking, a line pattern of charges is read into the horizontal register in parallel.