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.
Origin and Etymology of cancellation
First Known Use: 1535
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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