erasure

[ ih-rey-sher ]
/ ɪˈreɪ ʃər /

noun

an act or instance of erasing.
a place where something has been erased; a spot or mark left after erasing: You can't sign a contract with so many erasures in it.

Nearby words

  1. erasmus, desiderius,
  2. erastian,
  3. erastianism,
  4. erastus,
  5. erastus, thomas,
  6. erato,
  7. eratosthenes,
  8. erb's disease,
  9. erb's palsy,
  10. erb's sign

Origin of erasure

First recorded in 1725–35; erase + -ure

Related formsnon·e·ra·sure, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for erasure

erasure

/ (ɪˈreɪʒə) /

noun

the act or an instance of erasing
the place or mark, as on a piece of paper, where something has been erased
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Word Origin and History for erasure

erasure

n.

1734, from erase + -ure.

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