dele

verb
de·le | \ˈdē-(ˌ)lē \
deled; deleing

Definition of dele 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to delete especially from typeset matter

dele

noun

Definition of dele (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mark indicating that something is to be deled

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Examples of dele in a Sentence

Verb

the proofreader was instructed to dele stray characters and other typos

First Known Use of dele

Verb

1705, in the meaning defined above

Noun

circa 1751, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dele

Verb

Latin, imperative singular of delēre

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The first known use of dele was in 1705

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