Definition of deletion in English:


Syllabification: de·le·tion
Pronunciation: /dəˈlēSH(ə)n


1The action or process of deleting something: deletion of a file
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  • Actually, beyond deletion of the files, my options are nonexistent.
  • This eliminates the issue of file corruptions, viruses and file deletions.
  • Several programs exist to allow users to accomplish actual deletion of files containing sensitive information.
2 Genetics The loss or absence of a section from a nucleic acid molecule or chromosome.
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  • These studies demonstrate the utility of chromosome deletions for complex trait analysis.
  • We identified two chromosomes with small deletions in the gene.
  • Correct integration of the deletions into the chromosome was confirmed by Southern analysis.

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