AskDefine | Define deletion

Dictionary Definition



1 any process whereby sounds are left out of spoken words or phrases [syn: omission]
2 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" [syn: excision, cut]
3 the act of deleting something written or printed

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. An item that has been or will be deleted.
  2. The act of deleting.


Extensive Definition

The term Deletion may have the following specialized meanings: Delete may refer to:
  • Delete key, a key on modern computer keyboards which erases text
  • Delete (SQL), Delete for SQL
  • DEL, the delete control code in the C0 and C1 control codes
  • delete, a built-in operator in the C++ programming language.
  • "Delete", the battle cry of the Cybermen in the 2006 Doctor Who series.
For information on wikipedia's deletion policy please go to the wikipedia help page Wikipedia:Deletion_policy --Justinkaz (talk) 16:05, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
deletion in French: Suppression
deletion in Chinese: 刪除

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