or can·cel·a·tion

[ kan-suh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˌkæn səˈleɪ ʃən /


an act of canceling.
the marks or perforations made in canceling.
something canceled, as a reservation for a hotel room, airplane ticket, allowing someone else to obtain the accommodation.

Origin of cancellation

First recorded in 1525–35, cancellation is from the Latin word cancellātion- (stem of cancellātiō). See cancellate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM cancellation

re·can·cel·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cancellation

/ (ˌkænsɪˈleɪʃən) /


the fact or an instance of cancelling
something that has been cancelled, such as a theatre ticket, esp when it is available for another person to takewe have a cancellation in the stalls
the marks or perforation made by cancelling
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