effacement

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Noun[edit]

effacement (plural effacements)

  1. The act of expunging, of wiping out; expungement.
  2. Withdrawal in order to make oneself inconspicuous; the making of oneself inconspicuous.
    • 2007, John Zerzan, Silence, page 3:
      Native Americans seem to have always placed great value on silence and direct experience, and in indigenous cultures in general, silence denotes respect and self-effacement.
  3. (medicine) A shortening, or thinning, of the cervix before or during early labour.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

effacement m (plural effacements)

  1. erasure (act of erasing)

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