Definition of deletion in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈlēSHən/


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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  • Kenneth's standards were stringently applied - even his own letters were full of revisions, usually deletions, made by hand.
  • Removal from the school roll (i.e., deletion from the admission register of the school) is the subject of regulation 9.
  • Robert's list of deletions is longer: he wants me to drop 17 poems.
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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  • This won't actually delete the message until you quit, but will flag message x for deletion.
  • Until then, further discussion is off-topic for this thread and subject to deletion.
  • 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.
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  • In fact, some individuals may hide the true facts of a product's performance to ensure that deletion is not considered at all.
  • Prune low-performing products and customers by direct deletion or by selectively raising prices.
  • The aim of new product development and deletion strategies is to give a company a desired portfolio of products.
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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  • During prolonged cultivation, subclones with various deletions were isolated.
  • Clones with multiple deletions were made by introducing individual deletions sequentially.
  • The molecular mechanisms responsible for generating deletions are not well understood.

Words that rhyme with deletion

accretion, Capetian, completion, concretion, depletion, Diocletian, excretion, Grecian, Helvetian, repletion, Rhodesian, secretion, suppletion, Tahitian, venetian

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Syllabification: de·le·tion

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