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English noun: deletion

1. deletion (process) any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases


Synonymsomission


Broader (hypernym)linguistic process


Narrower (hyponym)aphaeresis, apheresis, aphesis, eclipsis, elision, ellipsis

2. deletion (event) (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome


Broader (hypernym)chromosomal mutation, genetic mutation, mutation


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

3. deletion (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, excision


Broader (hypernym)editing, redaction

4. deletion (act) the act of deleting something written or printed


Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal


Narrower (hyponym)castration, censoring, censorship, erasure, expunction, expunging, expurgation









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