cancellation

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noun can·cel·la·tion \ˌkan(t)-sə-ˈlā-shən\
variants: or less commonly

cancelation

Definition of cancellation

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of canceling The cancellation of the game was due to bad weather.

  2. 2 :  something (such as a hotel room or a ticket) made available by the canceling of an arrangement was lucky to get a cancellation for the trip to Chicago

  3. 3 :  a mark made to cancel something (such as a postage stamp)

Examples of cancellation in a Sentence

  1. The storm caused delays and flight cancellations.

  2. Notice of cancellation should be given 30 days in advance.

  3. There is a fee for cancellation.

  4. Cancellations increased when rates doubled.

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Origin and Etymology of cancellation

see 1cancel


CANCELLATION Defined for English Language Learners

cancellation

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Definition of cancellation for English Language Learners

  • : a decision to stop doing or planning to do something : the act of canceling something (such as a game, performance, etc.)

  • : the act of causing something to end or no longer produce a certain effect : a decision to stop something from being effective or valid


CANCELLATION Defined for Kids

cancellation

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noun can·cel·la·tion \ˌkan-sə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of cancellation for Students

  1. 1 :  an act of causing something to end or no longer be in effect cancellation of a game

  2. 2 :  a mark that makes something impossible to use again the cancellation on a postage stamp


Law Dictionary

cancellation

noun can·cel·la·tion
variants: also

cancelation

Legal Definition of cancellation

  1. 1 :  the act or an instance of cancelling

  2. 2 :  a mark made to cancel something (as a check)



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