• WordNet 3.6
    • n deletion the act of deleting something written or printed
    • n deletion the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors","both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"
    • n deletion (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome
    • n deletion any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Deletion Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction. "A total deletion of every person of the opposing party."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deletion The act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing.
    • n deletion An erasure; a word or passage deleted.
    • n deletion A blotting out, as of an object; obliteration; suppression; extinction.
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  • Philip Cosby
    Philip Cosby
    “When in doubt, delete it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deletio, fr. delere,. See Delete


In literature:

However, this section was deleted.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
Prophet did not damage or delete anything in the system.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Astra-Torres Deleted, May 1916.
"British Airships, Past, Present, and Future" by George Whale
Bok had once under his hand a story by Mark Twain, which he believed contained passages that should be deleted.
"The Americanization of Edward Bok" by Edward William Bok
Sites, which will not succumb to these requirements - will be deleted or neutralized.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The authorities were so aghast at the idea of this information being allowed to creep out that they insisted on the passage being deleted.
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
The document was taken to Edinburgh, where Lord Stair, Dalrymple's father, and others caused it to be deleted.
"A Short History of Scotland" by Andrew Lang
We should in vain look for an example in the Spanish deportation or deletion of the Moors.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Deletion of the allusion to Rochefoucauld, 427.
"Life of Adam Smith" by John Rae
Delet, habetis, iubemus, das.
"Latin for Beginners" by Benjamin Leonard D'Ooge

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:

A deleted scene from the final Harry Potter film can be found as a bonus feature on its Blu-ray incarnation.
Music must be submitted in an MP3 file (wma, wav, & mp4 files will be deleted .).
If Your Music is Not CLEAN, It Will Be DELETED .
With around 2 million people following @nprnews and @nprpolitics, deleting the original tweet wouldn't have altered the fact that many of those followers had already seen the mistaken tweet and retweeted it.
Take the Seventeen and Facebook Delete Digital Drama Survey.
I found out that my boyfriend deletes all his emails, including ones from me.
Since then, I'm having a hard time writing to him at all, knowing my message eventually will be deleted .
One woman (on the Internet) claims she found out the hard way after a folder containing copyrighted material was deleted by the search giant without her permission.
Go to main page News Anonymous hack hundreds of Israeli websites, delete Foreign Ministry database in support of Gaza.
Buzz & Delete Save the Day.
Help Buzz and Delete save their hometown in a new math adventure.
With the growing awareness of the benefits of a vegetarian diet, there are a lot of people " deleting the meat.".
Google Admits It Did Not Delete Data Taken From Wi-Fi Devices.
In a letter to a British regulatory agency, Google admitted it did not delete all Street View data it had promised to get rid of.
Didn't delete Street View data after all.

In science:

Once a vertex is identified, it is removed or deleted from the vertex set, in a manner which is explained below.
Structure of large random hypergraphs
Finally, all marked amplitudes are deleted with the method Kill Off().
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
In this method, the list of Zfuncs is explored and every propagator which could not be found, is deleted.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Kill() performes a first simplification of the color structure, i.e. all delta functions which involve propagators, are deleted and the appropriate replacements are done within the list of Cfuncs.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
At the end these Cfuncs which correspond to a delta function with propagator indices only, are deleted.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++