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Deletion   /dɪlˈiʃən/   Listen
Deletion

noun
1.
Any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases.  Synonym: omission.
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.  Synonyms: cut, excision.  "Both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
4.
The act of deleting something written or printed.






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"Deletion" Quotes from Famous Books



... degree, as that the evil will wear off insensible, and their place be, pari passu, filled up by free white laborers. If, on the contrary, it is left to force itself on, human nature must shudder at the prospect held up. We should in vain look for an example in the Spanish deportation, or deletion of the Moors. This precedent would fall ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918 • Various



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