Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun deletion

4 senses of deletion

Sense 1
omission, deletion -- (any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases)
       => linguistic process -- (a process involved in human language)

Sense 2
deletion -- ((genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome)
       => mutation, genetic mutation, chromosomal mutation -- ((genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism)

Sense 3
deletion, excision, cut -- (the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause")
       => editing, redaction -- (putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form)

Sense 4
deletion -- (the act of deleting something written or printed)
       => removal, remotion -- (the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy")

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