erasure

noun
era·​sure | \ i-ˈrā-shər also -zhər How to pronounce erasure (audio) \

Definition of erasure

: an act or instance of erasing

Examples of erasure in a Sentence

accidental erasure of the tape There were many errors and erasures in the typescript.

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If people like that can be left out, that’s an erasure. Amanda Blanco, courant.com, "A new project reveals the hidden history of colonial people of color who are buried in downtown Hartford," 6 Sep. 2019 Rush went on to talk about the erasure of bisexual people, the life expectancy of trans women and encouraged his followers to contribute to GLAAD and The Trevor Project. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Joshua Rush is 'an out and proud bisexual man'," 7 Aug. 2019 Set in various parts of the Big Easy (specifically New Orleans East, where most tourists never go), this brave work delves into such issues as poor housing, subpar health care, family bonds, personal erasure and survival. Bridgette Bartlett Royall, Essence, "Great Summer Beach Reads: 5 Sizzling Reads To Crack Open Now," 23 July 2019 Those calling for debt erasure and free tuition may mention rising costs, but seldom parse the problem out. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Student debt issue needs more study," 30 June 2019 View Sample Sign Up Now Beyond that, there’s the issue of erasure. Stacy L. Smith, Time, "Hollywood Has the Power to Combat Damaging Stereotypes About Latinos. Here's Proof That It's Utterly Failing," 27 Aug. 2019 The states with the toughest solitary-cowboy reputations — Montana, Alaska and Wyoming — charted highest on the self-erasure scale. Bruce Barcott, New York Times, "Even in Hemingway’s Woods, Sometimes a Man Needs to Cry," 2 Aug. 2019 Alexander said, citing concerns about misrepresentation and even erasure of black history. NBC News, "Ebony and Jet magazines' photo archive will go to Smithsonian," 26 July 2019 Fascists used to be distinguished by their penchant for obedience, submission, and self-erasure, with the power of public emotional expression reserved for the dictator. Fred Turner, Harper's magazine, "Machine Politics," 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of erasure

1734, in the meaning defined above

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erasure

noun

English Language Learners Definition of erasure

: an act of erasing something

erasure

noun
era·​sure | \ i-ˈrā-shər How to pronounce erasure (audio) \

Kids Definition of erasure

: an act of erasing

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