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)
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 of cancellation from the Web
Anyone seeking more information about the cancellation can contact the Anderson Police Department at 765-648-6775.
Cancellation information will be announced on Facebook and broadcast on WXCY-FM 103.7 and WAMD-AM 970.
Stafford Racing, Fireworks Rained Out Thunderstorms forced the cancellation of Friday night's racing program at Stafford Motor Speedway and postponement of the fireworks that were scheduled.
Massive, tornado-producing storms swept through Omaha on June 16, one day before play began, forcing the cancellation of the CWS opening ceremonies.
A power outage has forced the cancellation of court hearings Thursday at the Juvenile Justice Center in Kansas City.
Flight cancellations due to weather are fairly frequent.
The San Francisco company will continue to collect part of ride-cancellation fees, as well as the new waiting-time charges.
Appalled at how absurdly little legislative progress has been made this year—despite unified GOP control of the government—the ultra-conservative rowdies are pushing for the unthinkable: a cancellation of Congress’s summer break.
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CANCELLATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of cancellation for Students
1 : an act of causing something to end or no longer be in effect cancellation of a game
2 : a mark that makes something impossible to use again the cancellation on a postage stamp
Legal Definition of cancellation
1 : the act or an instance of cancelling
2 : a mark made to cancel something (as a check)
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