What does deletion mean?

Definitions for deletion
dɪˈli ʃəndele·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. omission, deletionnoun

    any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases

  2. deletionnoun

    (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome

  3. deletion, excision, cutnoun

    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"

  4. deletionnoun

    the act of deleting something written or printed


  1. deletionnoun

    An item that has been or will be deleted.

  2. deletionnoun

    The act of deleting.

  3. deletionnoun

    A mutation in which a gene, or other section of DNA, is removed from a chromosome

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deletionnoun

    Etymology: deletio, Latin.

    Indeed, if there be a total deletion of every person of the op posing party or country, then the victory is complete, because none remains to call it in question. Matthew Hale, Co. Law of England.


  1. deletion

    Deletion generally refers to the action of removing or erasing something. It can be used in various contexts such as removing data from a computer, eliminating a section of text from written material, or referring to a genetic mutation where a portion of DNA sequence is lost during genetic recombination. Despite the contexts varying, the core concept involves the removal or absence of something that was previously present.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deletionnoun

    act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction

  2. Etymology: [L. deletio, fr. delere. See Delete.]


  1. Deletion

    Deletion is a music industry term referring to the removal of a record or records from a label's official catalog, so that it is out of print, but usually at a record artist's request.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deletion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deletion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of deletion in a Sentence

  1. Trey Gowdy:

    This Committee is left with no alternative but to request Secretary Clinton appear before this Committee for a transcribed interview to better understand decisions the Secretary made relevant to the creation, maintenance, retention, and ultimately deletion of public records.

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