deletion

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin dēlētiōnem (destruction, effacement), from the past-participle stem of dēlēre (to blot out, destroy, efface).[1]

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Noun[edit]

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deletion (countable and uncountable, plural deletions)

  1. An item that has been or will be deleted. [1580s[1]]
  2. The act of deleting. [c. 1600[1]]
    Hyponym: redeletion
  3. (genetics) A mutation in which a gene, or other section of DNA, is removed from a chromosome

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “deletion”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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