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dele

verb de·le \ ˈdē-(ˌ)lē \

Definition of dele

deled; deleing
: to delete especially from typeset matter

Examples of dele in a Sentence

  1. the proofreader was instructed to dele stray characters and other typos

Origin and Etymology of dele

Latin, imperative singular of delēre


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dele

noun

Definition of dele

: a mark indicating that something is to be deled

First Known Use of dele

circa 1751

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