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 for deletion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deletion \De*le"tion\, n. [L. deletio, fr. delere. See
     Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.
     [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
     [1913 Webster]
           A total deletion of every person of the opposing party.
                                                    --Sir M. Hale.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken
           words or phrases [syn: omission, deletion]
      2: (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides
         from a chromosome
      3: 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" [syn: deletion, excision, cut]
      4: the act of deleting something written or printed

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "deletion":
     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

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