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verb (cancels, canceling, canceled ; British cancelling, cancelled) [with object]
1decide or announce that (an arranged or planned event) will not take place:he was forced to cancel his visit annul or revoke (a formal arrangement which is in effect):his visa had been canceled abolish or make void (a financial obligation):I intend to cancel your debt to me mark, pierce, or tear (a ticket, check, or postage stamp) to show that it has been used or invalidated: [as adjective]:canceled checks 2(of a factor or circumstance) neutralize or negate the force or effect of (another):the electric fields may cancel each other out Mathematics delete (an equal factor) from both sides of an equation or from the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
1a mark made on a postage stamp to show that it has been used. 2 Printing a new page or section inserted in a book to replace the original text, typically to correct an error: [as modifier]:a cancel title page