Definition of Deletion

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

Exact synonyms: Omission
Specialized synonyms: Aphaeresis, Apheresis, Aphesis, Elision, Eclipsis, Ellipsis
Generic synonyms: Linguistic Process

2. Noun. (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Chromosomal Mutation, Genetic Mutation, Mutation

3. Noun. The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage. "Both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
Exact synonyms: Cut, Excision
Generic synonyms: Editing, Redaction
Derivative terms: Delete, Delete, Excise

4. Noun. The act of deleting something written or printed.
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Specialized synonyms: Castration, Expurgation, Censoring, Censorship, Erasure, Expunction, Expunging
Derivative terms: Delete, Delete

Definition of Deletion

1. n. Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.

Definition of Deletion

1. Noun. An item that has been or will be deleted. ¹

2. Noun. The act of deleting. ¹

3. Noun. (genetics) A mutation in which a gene, or other section of DNA, is removed from a chromosome ¹

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Definition of Deletion

1. the act of deleting [n -S]

Medical Definition of Deletion

1. A chromosome abnormality in which part of a single chromosome has been lost. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deletion

deleted scene
deleted scenes
deletion (current term)
deletion mutation

Literary usage of Deletion

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1. Statistics and Science: A Festschrift for Terry Speed by Darlene Renee Goldstein, Terry Speed (2003)
"Our results suggest that for an individual to attain a clinically significant level of the deletion, between 0.2% to 0.5% of the mitochondrial genomes in ..."

2. Toda Grammar and Textsby Murray Barnson Emeneau by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"34 .1 Sentence sandhi of word initial stops 34 .2 Nasal plus voiced stop homorganic (deletion of nasal) 36 .3 Two consonants — one, with assimilation and ..."

3. Handbook on Hedonic Indexes and Quality Adjustments in Price Indexes by Jack E. Triplett (2006)
"The deletion, or imputed price change—implicit quality adjustment (IP-IQ) ... The name "deletion method" expresses what is actually done when quality change ..."

4. Synopsis of Linear Associative Algebra: A Report on Its Natural Development by James Byrnie Shaw (1907)
"deletion. 122. Definition. A sub-algebra consists of the totality of numbers £ such that £ = 2ж, ei i= 1 ---- r1, r'< r for which1 ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory-notes, Bank-notes by Esq Robert Thomson (1836)
"... that the deletion of two receipts for partial payments, which were written on the ... deletion ..."

6. Justice in the Balance: Recommendations for an Independent and Effective by Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1998)
"deletion OF GROUNDS FOR REFUSAL Article 87[79] and 90[82](2): Grounds for refusal and denial of requests • Recommendation: Consistent with the duty to ..."

7. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Center by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"About file deletion Regardless of the file system, when you “Trash” or “Recycle” a file, your operating system doesn't remove the file at all. ..."

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