deletion

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noun de·le·tion \di-ˈlē-shən, dē-\

Definition of deletion

  1. 1 :  the act of deleting

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

Examples of deletion in a sentence

  1. one of the deletions from the final cut of the movie turned out to be my one line of dialogue

Origin and Etymology of deletion

Latin deletion-, deletio destruction, from delēre


First Known Use: 1590


DELETION Defined for Kids

deletion

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noun de·le·tion \di-ˈlē-shən\

Definition of deletion for Students

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

  2. 2 :  something taken out


Medical Dictionary

deletion

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noun de·le·tion \di-ˈlē-shən\

Medical Definition of deletion

  1. 1:  the absence of a section of genetic material from a gene or chromosome

  2. 2:  the mutational process that results in a deletion



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