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"deletion" in British English

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deletionnoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈliː.ʃən/  us   /dɪˈliː.ʃən/
the ​process of ​removing something, or what is ​removed: In 2002 the ​managementordered the deletion of all ​computerfiles on this ​subject. There have been some deletions (= words have been ​removed) from this ​text.
(Definition of deletion from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deletion" in American English

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deletionnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈli·ʃən/
a ​partremoved from a written or ​electronictext, or the ​act of ​removing such a ​part: [C] You will have to make some deletions to ​cut the ​article to 3000 words.
biology A deletion is also the ​loss of ​part of a ​chromosome (= ​structurecontaining the ​information that ​controls what ​plants and ​animals are like), or the ​chromosome that ​results from such a ​loss.
(Definition of deletion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deletion" in Business English

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deletionnoun

uk   us   /dɪˈliːʃən/
[U or C] the ​act of ​removing something that is written or ​printed in a ​document or ​saved on a ​computer: Three incorrect log-in attempts will ​result in ​systemshutdown and deletion of all ​files.
[C] something written, ​printed, or ​saved that has been ​removed from a ​document or ​computer: These are the latest ​additions and deletions to the Approved Drug ​productlist.
(Definition of deletion from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deletion”
in Arabic شَطب…
in Korean 삭제…
in Portuguese apagamento…
in Catalan supressió…
in Japanese 削除…
in Chinese (Simplified) 删除, 删除部分…
in Chinese (Traditional) 刪除, 刪去的部分…
in Italian eliminazione, cancellazione…
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