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Definition of 'deletion'

Noun

  1. any process whereby sounds are left out of spoken words or phrases
       Synonyms: omission
  2. (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome
  3. 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"
       Synonyms: excision cut
  4. the act of deleting something written or printed


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