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dele

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verb de·le \ˈdē-(ˌ)lē\

Definition of dele

deled

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deleing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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 de·le

Definition of dele

  1. :  a mark indicating that something is to be deled

First Known Use of dele

circa 1751


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