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