• WordNet 3.6
    • n cancellation the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
    • n cancellation the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1819, the USA purchased Florida from Spain for the cancellation of a $5 million debt
    • Cancellation The act, process, or result of canceling; as, the cansellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.
    • Cancellation (Math) The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Canada declared national beauty contests canceled as of 1992, claiming they were degrading to women.
    • n cancellation See cancelation.
    • n cancellation In anatomy, reticulation; the state of being cancellated: as, the cancellation of bone.
    • n cancellation In gastropods, the system of intersecting ridges on the surface of the shell.
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  • Winston Churchill
    “We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.”
  • Howard Hughes
    Howard Hughes
    “Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.”
  • Arthur Ashe
    Arthur Ashe
    “Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.”
  • Edwin C. Bliss
    Edwin C. Bliss
    “Yesterday is a canceled check: Forget it. Tomorrow is a promissory note: Don't count on it. Today is ready cash: Use it!”
  • Kay Lyons
    Kay Lyons
    “Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have; so spend it wisely.”
  • Hank Stram
    Hank Stram
    “Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cancellatio,: cf. F. cancellation,


In literature:

All former arrangements were cancelled and Fernando and Terrence that evening occupied the same room.
"Sustained honor" by John R. Musick,
Hence this is called cancellous tissue, and the gradual transition from one to the other is apparent.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
So easy still it proves in factious times With public zeal to cancel private crimes.
"English Literature" by William J. Long
His gloves are the shavings of his hands, for he casts his skin like a cancelled parchment.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
You would not object to cancel his indentures at his request and for his good?
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
The manoeuvres have been cancelled.
"Why We Are At War (2nd Edition, revised)" by Members of the Oxford Faculty of Modern History
The marriage was cancelled.
"Bengal Dacoits and Tigers" by Maharanee Sunity Devee
She took her great debt to Jesus, and he cancelled it; she hoped she was forgiven, and now, oh!
"Emilie the Peacemaker" by Mrs. Thomas Geldart
Your commission is canceled.
"Through the Wall" by Cleveland Moffett
My first article so offended the publishers that they declined to print it, and cancelled the order for the rest of the series.
"Cuba, Old and New" by Albert Gardner Robinson

In poetry:

Out of thy way remove the lets,
Cleanse this polluted den;
Tender my suits, cancel my debts:
Sweet Jesus, say Amen.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.
"O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" by Charles Wesley
Nobly the war has done its work,
And nobly the Republicans,
With no apparent wish to shirk,
Have canceled Freedom's high demands.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
AT length, from dread alarms and tears released,
The pair fulfilled the will of our deceased;
Discharged each favour was, of which the last
Was cancelled just as they the frontiers passed.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
Peace, then, ye blasphemers of Liberty's name!
Though red was the blood by your forefathers spilt,
Still redder your cheeks should be mantled with shame,
Till the spirit of freedom shall cancel the guilt.
"Jefferson's Daughter" by Anonymous Americas
When he was come, as travellers are wont,
He did repair unto an inne.
Both then, and after, many a brunt He did endure to cancell sinne:
And having giv'n the rest before,
Here he gave up his life to pay our score.
"The Bag" by George Herbert

In news:

This year the pair canceled part of their European tour.
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri education officials are citing "billing irregularities" as grounds for canceling a contract with a nonprofit group that helps disabled people find jobs.
Isn't there a website or a phone number or something where you can say you want certain catalogs in the mail and cancel others.
The NHL announced Thursday it was cancelling 82 games as a result.
The National Hockey League canceled two weeks of the regular season Thursday, the second time games have been lost because of a lockout in seven years.
Cancel this 'Festival of Lights'.
Dishes on Madonna's 30 years of chart history, the Civil Wars' cancelled tour, Lil Wayne's legal troubles, and more.
Tune in to the November 9 edition of The Beat for news about Madonna's 30 years of chart history, the Civil Wars' cancelled tour, Lil Wayne's legal troubles, and more.
Briseira Torres, a US citizen with an un- canceled US birth certificate, despite the bumbling efforts of the Office of Vital Records.
The Grammy Award-winning country-folk artists the Civil Wars have canceled all of their British tour dates, citing "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition" in Twitter and Facebook posts.
Y forced to cancel vets' luncheon.
Grammy award-winners The Civil Wars have cancelled the remainder of their current tour, attributing the decision to "internal discord".
Giving up a long battle with environmentalists, Japan reversed itself today and canceled plans to build a new airport over the world's largest surviving blue coral reef , at the southern tip of the Japanese archipelago.
Giving up a long battle with environmentalists, Japan reversed itself today and canceled plans to build a new airport over the world's largest surviving blue coral reef, at the southern tip of the Japanese archipelago.
An Italian-American group has asked the makers to cancel the show because they say it negatively depicts Italian-American stereotypes.

In science:

The solutions to (3.12) form another module of syzygies which is related in a simple way to the module obtained in just laser noise cancellation.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
It is known that all C ∗ -algebras of stable rank one have the cancellation property and that no infinite C ∗ -algebra has the cancellation property.
A simple C*-algebra with a finite and an infinite projection
We have to understand the cancellation effects caused by this relation. I want to show that because of these cancellations the expression in formula (2.8) can be rewritten as a linear combination of degenerated U -statistics with not too large coefficients.
An estimate on the maximum of a nice class of stochastic integrals
In this case, the term ˆτ which should cancel τ is already committed to cancel the term τ ′ in which j is inserted immediately in front of iℓ .
A Hodge decomposition for the complex of injective words
The proofs of Theorems 1 and 2 given in the end of this paper are based on constructing group presentations such that some sets of subwords of the defining relations satisfy certain small-cancellation-type conditions, though the presentations themselves do not need to satisfy classical small cancellation conditions.
Diagrams with Selection and Method for Constructing Boundedly Generated and Boundedly Simple Groups