deletion

noun de·le·tion \ di-ˈlē-shən , dē- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of deletion

1 :the act of deleting
2 a :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

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

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Origin and Etymology of deletion

Latin deletion-, deletio destruction, from delēre


DELETION Defined for Kids

deletion

noun de·le·tion \ di-ˈlē-shən \

Definition of deletion for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

deletion

noun de·le·tion \ di-ˈlē-shən \

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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