or can·cel·a·tion

[ kan-suh-ley-shuhn ]
See synonyms for cancellation on
  1. an act of canceling.

  2. the marks or perforations made in canceling.

  1. something canceled, as a reservation for a hotel room, airplane ticket, allowing someone else to obtain the accommodation.

Origin of cancellation

First recorded in1525–35, cancellation is from the Latin word cancellātion- (stem of cancellātiō). See cancellate, -ion

Other words from cancellation

  • re·can·cel·la·tion, noun

Words Nearby cancellation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cancellation in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cancellation


/ (ˌkænsɪˈleɪʃən) /

  1. the fact or an instance of cancelling

  2. something that has been cancelled, such as a theatre ticket, esp when it is available for another person to take: we have a cancellation in the stalls

  1. the marks or perforation made by cancelling

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