deletion meaning

EN[dɪˈliːʃən] [-iːʃən]
  • Deletion is the act of deleting or removal by striking out material, such as a word or passage, that has been removed from a body of written or printed matter.
  • Deletion may refer to:
  • File deletion, a way of removing a file from a computer's file system
  • Code cleanup, a way of removing unnecessary variables, data structures, cookies, and temporary files in a programming language.
  • Deletion (genetics), deletion of a gene or chromosome segment, symbolized in the literature by a Δ symbol
  • Deletion (music industry), a term for removing a record from a label's catalog
FR délétion

    Definition of deletion in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdeletionsPREdé-SUF-tion
    1. An item that has been or will be deleted.
      1. The act of deleting.
        1. (genetics) A mutation in which a gene, or other section of DNA, is removed from a chromosome.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • In the study by Venugopal et al., in describing the phenotype of ΔdlaTΔpdhC, the deletion strain was not recovered post-day one despite equal input into the aerosolizer.
            • Deletion of Smkin3 led to fewer septa and increased protoplast regeneration and aerial hyphae formation, whereas deletion of Smkin24 caused hyperseptation and sterility.
            • In the case of the trichorhinophalangeal syndrome, gene deletions can cause the disease, which may not be detected by analysis of the panel.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
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          1. en deletions
          2. en deletional
          3. en deletionism
          4. en deletionist
          5. en deletionists
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of deletion for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "deletion" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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