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English definition of “cancellation”

cancellation

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkæn.səlˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
C1 the act of deciding that an organized event will not happen or of stopping an order for something: Many trains are subject to cancellation because of the flooding. The theatre tickets were sold out, so we waited to see if there were any cancellations (= unwanted returned tickets).
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