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deletion

 
Noun deletion has 3 senses
  1. omission, deletion - any process whereby sounds are left out of spoken words or phrases
    --1 is a kind of linguistic process
    --1 has particulars:
     aphaeresis, apheresis; aphesis; elision; ellipsis, eclipsis
  2. deletion, excision, cut - the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
    --2 is a kind of editing, redaction
    Derived forms: verb delete1, verb delete3
  3. deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
    --3 is a kind of
    removal, remotion
    --3 has particulars:
     expurgation, castration; censoring, censorship; expunction, expunging, erasure
    Derived forms: verb delete3, verb delete1
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