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Meaning of DELETION

Pronunciation:  di'leeshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of deleting something written or printed
  2. [n]  the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
  3. [n]  any process whereby sounds are left out of spoken words or phrases

DELETION is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cut, excision, omission
 See Also: aphaeresis, apheresis, aphesis, castration, censoring, censorship, eclipsis, editing, elision, ellipsis, erasure, expunction, expunging, expurgation, linguistic process, redaction, remotion, removal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\De*le"tion\, n. [L. deletio, fr. delere. See
Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.
[Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

      A total deletion of every person of the opposing party.
                                               --Sir M. Hale.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A removal of a portion of a gene.
  1. A loss of part of the DNA from a chromosome; can lead to a disease or abnormality.
  2. a chromosome aberration in which a chromosome breaks and a segment that is not attached to the spindle is not included in the second-generation cell. The genetic material on the deleted section is lost.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abbreviation, abridgment, blot, blotting, blotting out, blue-penciling, bowdlerization, cancel, cancellation, censoring, censorship, editing, effacement, erasure, expunction, expurgation, obliteration, omission, scrubbing, striking, washing out, wiping out