cancellation

noun

can·​cel·​la·​tion ˌkan(t)-sə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce cancellation (audio)
variants or less commonly cancelation
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)

Examples of cancellation in a Sentence

The storm caused delays and flight cancellations. Notice of cancellation should be given 30 days in advance. There is a fee for cancellation. Cancellations increased when rates doubled.
Recent Examples on the Web More than 600 of those cancellations were from Delta Airlines, the website shows. Dalia Faheid, CNN, 21 July 2024 The series, which ran from 1992 until its cancellation in 2013, followed the day-to-day lives of families living in Johannesburg, nicknamed the City of Gold. Claire Franken, TVLine, 21 July 2024 Delta and United Airlines have been hit the hardest with 539 and 254 cancellations so far, respectively. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 21 July 2024 The mission had exceeded its original development cost by greater than 30 percent, prompting an automatic cancellation review. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 20 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for cancellation 

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Word History

Etymology

see cancel entry 1

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cancellation was in 1535

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Cite this Entry

“Cancellation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cancellation. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

cancellation

noun
can·​cel·​la·​tion ˌkan(t)-sə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce cancellation (audio)
1
: an act of canceling
2
: a mark made to cancel something

Legal Definition

cancellation

noun
can·​cel·​la·​tion
variants also cancelation
1
: the act or an instance of cancelling
2
: a mark made to cancel something (as a check)

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