Definitions for: Deletion

[n] the act of deleting something written or printed
[n] 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] any process whereby sounds are left out of spoken words or phrases

Webster (1913) Definition: De*le"tion, n. [L. deletio, fr. delere. See
Act of deleting, blotting out, or erasing; destruction.
[Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.

A total deletion of every person of the opposing party.
--Sir M. Hale.

Synonyms: cut, excision, omission

See Also: aphaeresis, apheresis, aphesis, castration, censoring, censorship, eclipsis, editing, elision, ellipsis, erasure, expunction, expunging, expurgation, linguistic process, redaction, remotion, removal

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