Meaning of “deletion” in the English Dictionary

"deletion" in English

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deletionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪˈliː.ʃən/ us /dɪˈliː.ʃən/

(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 part removed from a written or electronic text, 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 (= structure containing 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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uk /dɪˈliːʃən/ us

[ 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 system shutdown 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 product list.

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