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Definition 1: the act of deleting something written or printed - [noun denoting act]

(deletion is a kind of ...) the act of removing

"he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"

(... is a kind of deletion ) the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

(... is a kind of deletion ) deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances

(... is a kind of deletion ) deletion by an act of expunging or erasing

Definition 2: the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where deletion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors
  • both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause

Synonyms for deletion in the sense of this definition

(deletion is a kind of ...) putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

Definition 3: (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome - [noun denoting event]

(deletion is a kind of ...) (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism

(deletion belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 4: any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for deletion in the sense of this definition

(deletion is a kind of ...) a process involved in human language

(... is a kind of deletion ) (linguistics) omission at the beginning of a word as in `coon' for `raccoon' or `till' for `until'

(... is a kind of deletion ) the gradual disappearance of an initial (usually unstressed) vowel or syllable as in `squire' for `esquire'

(... is a kind of deletion ) omission of a sound between two words (usually a vowel and the end of one word or the beginning of the next)

(... is a kind of deletion ) omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences

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