Meaning of DELETION in English


də̇ˈlēshən, dēˈ- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin deletion-, deletio, from deletus (past participle of delēre to wipe out, destroy) + -ion-, -io — more at delete

1. : an act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing : destruction , extinction


a. : something deleted especially from written matter : a deleted passage : erasure

deletions by the censor

b. : deficiency 2b ; especially : a large deficiency not including either end of a chromosome

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