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deletion

Syllabification: de·le·tion
Pronunciation: /dəˈlēSHən
 
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Definition of deletion in English:

noun

1The removal or obliteration of written or printed matter, especially by drawing a line through it: we can agree on the deletion of the second paragraph deletions from the list could only be made after debate
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  • Many of those numerous FBI reports and documents on him are riddled with deletions.
  • This prohibited overwriting and deletion in accounting books as a means of correcting recorded transactions.
  • All of the first version, except its opening stage direction, has been marked for deletion.
1.1The removal of data from a computer’s memory: a bug is responsible for the unexplained deletion of emails it pays to ensure deletion of unnecessary files
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  • Then they email us and ask us to undo the deletion.
  • This crude way of recovering disk space should be followed by manual deletion of the program's Start Menu entries.
  • Before deleting programs, you should be certain that you can restore the system to the state prior to the deletion.
1.2The removal of a product, especially a recording, from the catalog of those available for purchase.
Example sentences
  • Even the manner of a product's deletion requires careful thought - should it be allowed to die gradually, or suddenly killed off?
  • The set retails at mid price and those who love the Englishman's way with Puccini should better snap it up before the deletion axe falls.
  • In fact, some individuals may hide the true facts of a product's performance to ensure that deletion is not considered at all.
1.3 Genetics The loss or excision of a section of genetic code, or its product, from a nucleic acid or protein sequence: deletion of the gene in mice results in a very reduced tail his team has identified several types of deletions of chromosome 1
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  • We constructed deletion mutants for nonessential genes by one-step gene replacements.
  • The molecular mechanisms responsible for generating deletions are not well understood.
  • Genes were picked at random for deletion.

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