Definition of


  1. (noun, process) any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
  2. (noun, event) (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome
  3. (noun, communication) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
    both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause
  4. (noun, act) the act of deleting something written or printed

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Synonyms of Deletion

cut, excision, omission

Origin of the word Deletion

  1. 1580s, from L. deletionem, noun of action from delere (see delete). more

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Words that sound like Deletion

dalton, dilatation, dilation, dilution

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