deletion

noun
de·​le·​tion | \ di-ˈlē-shən How to pronounce deletion (audio) , dē- \

Definition of deletion

1 : the act of deleting
2a : something deleted
b(1) : the absence of a section of genetic material from a gene or chromosome
(2) : the mutational process that results in a deletion

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Examples of deletion in a Sentence

one of the deletions from the final cut of the movie turned out to be my one line of dialogue
Recent Examples on the Web In a sense, deleting iPhone photos sends them to a purgatory-like state for a month before permanent deletion. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 28 Apr. 2022 After learning about the department’s email deletion plan, Consumer Watchdog sent Lara a letter challenging its legality. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2022 There's no evidence the sale and Twitter account deletion are related. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2022 But after additional questioning, Soller said the email-deletion plan had been reversed. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2022 As a handy starting point, Justdelete.me has a list of links that point to the deletion pages of everything from Gumtree to Vimeo. Matt Burgess, Wired, 3 Jan. 2022 Valdez and Satterfield — who together had gone to the bar to pick up the surveillance video and had executed the sheriff’s photo-deletion plan — denied knowing about such a complaint. al, 2 Jan. 2022 Valdez and Satterfield — who together had gone to the bar to pick up the surveillance video and had executed the sheriff’s photo-deletion plan — denied knowing about such a complaint. Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 2021 Mull said Kylie suffered from 1p36 deletion syndrome, a rare disorder that typically causes severe intellectual disability, weak muscle tone and trouble swallowing. Caroline Silva, ajc, 29 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of deletion

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for deletion

Latin deletion-, deletio destruction, from delēre

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The first known use of deletion was in 1590

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7 May 2022

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“Deletion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deletion. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for deletion

deletion

noun
de·​le·​tion | \ di-ˈlē-shən How to pronounce deletion (audio) \

Kids Definition of deletion

1 : an act of taking out The deletion of the file was a mistake.
2 : something taken out

deletion

noun
de·​le·​tion | \ di-ˈlē-shən How to pronounce deletion (audio) \

Medical Definition of deletion

1 : the absence of a section of genetic material from a gene or chromosome
2 : the mutational process that results in a deletion

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