variants: or less commonly cancelation
Essential Meaning of cancellation
1 : a decision to stop doing or planning to do something : the act of canceling something (such as a game, performance, etc.) The storm caused delays and flight cancellations. In case of cancellation, the game will be played at a later date. [=if the game is canceled, it will be rescheduled for later]
2 : the act of causing something to end or no longer produce a certain effect : a decision to stop something from being effective or valid Notice of cancellation should be given 30 days in advance. There is a fee for cancellation. Cancellations increased when rates doubled.
Full Definition of cancellation
1 : the act or an instance of canceling The cancellation of the game was due to bad weather.
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 : a mark made to cancel something (such as a postage stamp)
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