cancellation

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cancel +‎ -ation

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cancellation (plural cancellations)

  1. The act, process, or result of cancelling; as, the cancellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.
  2. (mathematics) The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.
  3. (philately) A postmark that marks a postage stamp so as to prevent its reuse.
  4. (law) In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to cancel the registration of a trademark or patent.

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