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1dele

verb de·le \ˈdē-(ˌ)lē\
de·ledde·le·ing

Definition of DELE

transitive verb
:  to delete especially from typeset matter

Examples of DELE

  1. <the proofreader was instructed to dele stray characters and other typos>

Origin of DELE

Latin, imperative singular of delēre
First Known Use: 1705

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow

2dele

noun

Definition of DELE

:  a mark indicating that something is to be deled

First Known Use of DELE

circa 1751

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow

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