deletion deletion  /dɪ ˈli ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
  2. (n) (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome
  3. (n) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  4. (n) the act of deleting something written or printed

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But in versions available in English-language Mideast media and Websites, there was another deletion of interest, that of an institution: the Bank al Madina.
  2. Utah's Watkins patiently explained that the proposed changes were typographical, with one brief deletion of an obvious error.
  3. Concerning this deletion there is little debate.

News

  1. Austin Veterans Affairs center accidentally deletes data files

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says human error is to blame for the accidental deletion of 464,000 electronic data files related to home loans.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: YNN Austin

  2. Veteran Affairs officials blame human error for deletion of 464,000 files

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says human error is to blame for the accidental deletion of 464,000 electronic data files related to home loans.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WOWK-TV West Virginia

  3. Cleveland VA office not involved in document deletion

    The Cleveland regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs was not involved in the accidental deletion of 464,000 digital documents from a national home loan database, but the VA could not say where the incident occurred in its system.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Sun Press

Quotes

  1. "Our vaccine lacks the pathogenicity factor NS1. Due to this deletion, the vaccine is likely to show a superior safety profile. We are confident that the pandemic deltaFLU vaccine will be tolerated even at high doses," comments Thomas Muster ,...
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Thomas Muster Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  2. "We were heartened by the decision earlier this week to reverse the deletion of the 500 names from the list for the upcoming election," Clinton told reporters.
    on Feb 5, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: AFP

  3. "The composition of the Security Council must reflect these fundamental changes. Japan is convinced that Security Council reform is a just cause for the international community -- as is the deletion of the long-obsolete 'enemy state' clauses from...
    on Sep 16, 2005 By: Junichiro Koizumi Source: Deutsche Welle

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