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deletion

[ dih-lee-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈli ʃən /
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noun

an act or instance of deleting.
the state of being deleted.
a deleted word, passage, etc.
Genetics. a type of chromosomal aberration in which a segment of the chromosome is removed or lost.

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Origin of deletion

1580–90; <Latin dēlētiōn- (stem of dēlētiō) a destroying, equivalent to dēlēt(us) (see delete) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for deletion

deletion
/ (dɪˈliːʃən) /

noun

the act of deleting or fact of being deleted
a deleted passage, word, etc, in text
the loss or absence of a section of a chromosome
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Medical definitions for deletion

deletion
[ dĭ-lēshən ]

n.

Loss, as from mutation, of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome.
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