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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


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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