Definition of erasure in English:


Syllabification: e·ra·sure
Pronunciation: /iˈrāSHər


  • 1The removal of writing, recorded material, or data.
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    • The judges recorded their diving scores on cardboard "with a lot of erasure," she said.
    • Some of these supraliminal frames are panels of video static, a screen equivalent of total erasure.
    • It will only be these rough notes which will be liable to erasure.
  • 1.1The removal of all traces of something; obliteration: the erasure of prior history
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    • Postmodern psychology argues for the erasure of the category of self.
    • Others found comfort in the erasure of the recent past.
    • The process of historical erasure may have started then.

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