What does erasure mean?

Definitions for erasureɪˈreɪ ʃər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erasure(noun)

    a correction made by erasing

    "there were many erasures in the typescript"

  2. erasure(noun)

    a surface area where something has been erased

    "another word had been written over the erasure"

  3. expunction, expunging, erasure(noun)

    deletion by an act of expunging or erasing


  1. erasure(Noun)

    The action of erasing; deletion; obliteration.

  2. erasure(Noun)

    The state of having been erased; total blankness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erasure(noun)

    the act of erasing; a scratching out; obliteration

  2. Origin: [From Erase.]


  1. Erasure

    Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer and songwriter Andy Bell. They entered the music scene in 1985 with their debut single "Who Needs Love Like That". Following the release of their fourth single "Sometimes", the duo established itself on the UK Singles Chart and became one of the most successful artists of the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s. From 1986 to 1997, Erasure achieved 24 consecutive Top 20 hits in the UK, while only having 3 Top 20 hits in the US: "A Little Respect", "Chains of Love" and "Always". By 2009, 34 of their 45 singles & EPs had made the UK Top 40, with 17 climbing into the Top 10. The duo are most popular in their native UK and mainland Europe and also in South America. To date, Erasure have sold over 25 million albums worldwide. The band is also popular within the LGBT community for whom the openly gay singer Andy Bell has become a gay icon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erasure in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erasure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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