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English noun: excision

1. excision (communication) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage


SamplesAn editor's deletions frequently upset young authors.
Both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause.


Synonymscut, deletion


Broader (hypernym)editing, redaction

2. excision (act) surgical removal of a body part or tissue


Synonymsablation, cutting out, extirpation


Broader (hypernym)operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process


Narrower (hyponym)adenoidectomy, adrenalectomy, appendectomy, appendicectomy, cholecystectomy, clitoridectomy, embolectomy, endarterectomy, enervation, female circumcision, hypophysectomy, hysterectomy, laminectomy, laryngectomy, lithotomy, lobectomy, lumpectomy, mastectomy, mastoidectomy, meniscectomy, nephrectomy, neurectomy, oophorectomy, oophorosalpingectomy, ophthalmectomy, orchidectomy, orchiectomy, ovariectomy, pancreatectomy, pneumonectomy, prostatectomy, salpingectomy, septectomy, sigmoidectomy, splenectomy, stapedectomy, suprarenalectomy, sympathectomy, thrombectomy, thyroidectomy, tonsillectomy, vasectomy, vulvectomy

3. excision (act) the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society


Synonymsexcommunication


Broader (hypernym)banishment, proscription

4. excision (act) the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence


Synonymsderacination, extirpation


Broader (hypernym)pull, pulling









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