Meaning of “cancellation” in the English Dictionary

"cancellation" in British English

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(Definition of “cancellation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cancellation" in Business English

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cancellationnoun [ C or U ]

US also cancelation uk /ˌkænsəˈleɪʃən/ us

a situation in which something that has been arranged is stopped from happening:

flight/train cancellations
Please call and inform us as soon as possible if you need to make a cancellation.
The train service posted a notice that travelers could expect delays and cancellations through this weekend.

LAW an act of officially ending a legal agreement or responsibility:

It is time for the West to think of answering the call for a cancellation of Third World debt.
Regulators examined 90 randomly selected cases of policy cancellations and found violations in each one.

LAW, BANKING an act of marking a cheque or other document to show that it has been used and cannot be used again:

Pre-canceled stamps do not require manual cancellation by the Post Office.

COMMERCE an act of stopping an order for goods or services:

The company anticipates that cancellations and rescheduling of existing orders will adversely impact its business.

(Definition of “cancellation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)