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blank slate

n.
Something that has yet to be marked, determined, or developed: "arguing ... whether embryonic neurons are blank slates or prefabricated units destined for a particular fate" (Natalie Angier).
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The design team began with a blank slate, using Toyota New Global Architecture as the basis for the all-new platform, units, electronics and other core components.
But given a blank slate the UK armed forces could look very different.
We just talked about a blank slate and we need to write a new story on it.
I love the blank slate of a brand new year - even if it is full of resolutions that I know I will never keep.
When she established her label, Tabula Rasa, in 2013, she viewed it as a blank slate to make room for genre-transcending possibilities for knits: In her inaugural line, for instance, she featured home accessories alongside sometimes-matching ready-to-wear apparel.
i pause to make sure I am starting off with a blank slate with zero chance of pre- assumptions, copy-paste incidents or, God forbid, not being able to leave my mark on the piece of work.
A| Like Moliere's bourgeois gentleman who was delighted to learn that he had been speaking prose all his life, I was delighted to learn that I was a humanist after I published The Blank Slate in 2002 and began to be approached by humanist organizations, particularly the American Humanist Association.
The company said Johansson, who has chosen to leave the company, since the start 2008 has built up the company's finance function from a blank slate to the standard required for a listed company in Sweden.
The purpose of this solicitation will be to deliver a development and/or purchase agreement and ultimately transact the sale of the land in order to turn this tract, which is currently a blank slate, into a vibrant mixed-use hub near the intersection of two thriving County economies.
In this more permissive state, the cells no longer retain the memory of their previous lineages and revert to a blank slate with unrestricted potential to become any adult cell.
WESTBORO -- The sprawling 93-acre Westboro State Hospital campus, empty now save for a boys detention facility, is a blank slate rife with possibilities: recreational trails, business opportunities, housing or simply open space.
com commenter "The Immaculate Trouser" in response to "The Blank Slate State" (June)