delete

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v delete cut or eliminate "she edited the juiciest scenes"
    • v delete wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information "Who erased the files form my hard disk?"
    • v delete remove or make invisible "Please delete my name from your list"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Delete To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit. "I have, therefore, . . . inserted eleven stanzas which do not appear in Sir Walter Scott's version, and have deleted eight."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • delete To blot out; expunge; erase.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Delete de-lēt′ to blot out: to erase: to destroy
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Quotations

  • Philip Cosby
    Philip Cosby
    “When in doubt, delete it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deletus, p. p. of delere, to destroy. Cf. 1st Dele
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. delēre, delētum, to blot out.

Usage

In literature:

It is the Fifth Avenue (diluted) and the Broadway (deleted) of Chicago.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
It will be said, no doubt ... (Deletion of what will no doubt be said).
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, June 7, 1916" by Various
In the former case, the quotation-marks were deleted; in the latter, accuracy was the aim.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
He deletes a senseless remark about masculine flexibility.
"Samuel Richardson's Introduction to Pamela" by Samuel Richardson
In the petition Herzl later submitted to the Kaiser, many of the pregnant passages were deleted by the Kaiser's advisers.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
The very war-correspondents were instructed to delete the horror and to write nothing that would disturb your calm.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
When the bill reached the Conference Committee, the Senate amendment authorizing the Roosevelt expedition was deleted.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
I propose, if it be not too late, to delete Lloyd's name.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But just might I delete two words in your testimonial?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Can he have handed in (in 1601) an earlier list of 1600, without deleting the name of the dead Gowrie?
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
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In poetry:

With these run Arian monsters in a line,
All gospel-truth at once to undermine!
To darken and delete, like hellish foes,
The brightest colour of the Sharon Rose.
At best its human red they but decry,
That blot the divine white, the native dye.
"The Believer's Espousals : Chapter V." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

Is there a quick way to delete those contacts.
If you need to delete your profile, send us a message and we'll help you clear your information.
You know it's a bad day when a judge decides you need to spend some time behind bars because you didn't delete your Facebook account.
He deletes a broad swath of email right away, including social network notifications, newsletters, and press releases.
It has been more than three years since Ars first started covering Facebook's inability to remove " deleted " photos from its servers, but this particular saga appears to be coming to an end.
In short, he wants Facebook to delete users' faces from its databases.
German officials want Facebook to delete faces from its servers.
'Robot Chicken's' Seth Green Joins Miniseries ' Delete '.
Seth Green is pushing the Delete key.
Although it was unclear what content the employees had deleted from Baidu Tieba, users in China can easily search for services over the Internet that specialize in taking down controversial or negative comments on online forums.
Delete words of defeat.
The company had promised to destroy the information but last week acknowledged it had not actually deleted all of it.
Press the delete Concerning the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger, if there were ever a more obvious solution staring the Utilities Commission in the face it is this: Just reverse the merger.
Well, now it turns out that Google was -- you guessed it -- mistaken when it said had deleted all the data.
Google is again drawing the ire of British officials over its Street View program, this time after admitting that it had not deleted all the personal information collected by the cars in England and other countries.
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In science:

Thus S has the deletion property (D) stated in Section 1.1.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Deleting repetitions gives a chain from Ei−1 to Ei , and combining these for all i gives the desired refinement EF of E .
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
It can be constructed from K by deleting the (n − 1)-skeleton K≤n−1 , i.e. all cells whose dimension is smaller than that of K .
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
If s < r , then Ms is a submatrix of Mr obtained by deleting a set of rows and corresponding columns, and therefore ν (Ms ) ≤ ν (Mr ), yielding (1). r = ˜Tr Jr and hence (2) The first and third equalities hold by (3.6).
A note on interpolation in the generalized Schur class
The relative density of the cell-edges (ρ/ρs )o was obtained by deleting all the faces in the closed-cell models.
Elastic moduli of model random three-dimensional closed-cell cellular solids
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