Meaning of DELETION in English


/di lee"sheuhn/ , n.

1. an act or instance of deleting.

2. the state of being deleted.

3. a deleted word, passage, etc.

4. Genetics. a type of chromosomal aberration in which a segment of the chromosome is removed or lost.

[ 1580-90; deletion- (s. of deletio ) a destroying, equiv. to delet ( us ) (see DELETE) + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .