blank slate

noun
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of blank slate

Examples of blank slate in a Sentence

  1. She viewed her students as blank slates, just waiting to be filled with knowledge.

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First Known Use of blank slate

1980


BLANK SLATE Defined for English Language Learners

blank slate

noun

Definition of blank slate for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that is still in an original state and that has not yet been changed by people, experiences, etc.

  • : something that does not show or express anything


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