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Meaning & Definition of Deletion in English

English

Deletion

/dɪliʃən/

noun

1. Any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases

    synonym:
  • omission
  • ,
  • deletion

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

    synonym:
  • deletion

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • deletion
  • ,
  • excision
  • ,
  • cut

4. The act of deleting something written or printed

    synonym:
  • deletion