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Noun: deletion  di'lee-shun
  1. The act of deleting something written or printed
  2. Any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
    - omission
  3. (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome
  4. The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
    "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors";
    - excision, cut

Derived forms: deletions

Type of: chromosomal mutation, editing, genetic mutation, linguistic process, mutation, redaction, remotion, removal

Encyclopedia: Deletion