Definitions for deaccessionˌdi ækˈsɛʃ ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ac•ces•sionˌdi ækˈsɛʃ ən(v.t.)

or de-ac•ces•sion

  1. to remove (an object) from the permanent collections of a museum, library, or similar repository, usu. through a sale or trade.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (n.)the act or fact of deaccessioning an object.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deaccession(verb)

    sell (art works) from a collection, especially in order to raise money for the purchase of other art works

    "The museum deaccessioned several important works of this painter"


  1. deaccession(Noun)

    The disposal of objects in this way.

  2. deaccession(Verb)

    To officially remove an object from a museum, art gallery or library so that it may be sold.


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