deletion meaning

[ di'li:ʃən ] Pronunciation:   "deletion" in a sentence
  • Noun: deletion  di'leeshun
    1. Any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
      - omission 
    2. (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome 
    3. The omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
      "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"
      - excision, cut 
    4. The act of deleting something written or printed

    Derived forms: deletions

    See also: delete

    Type of: chromosomal mutation, editing, genetic mutation, linguistic process, mutation, redaction, remotion, removal

    Encyclopedia: Deletion

  • [Architecture]

    A change order that reduces the scope of work originally defined in the contract documents.

  • [Medicine]
    1 : the absence of a section of genetic material from a chromosome
    2 : the mutational process that results in a deletion


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  1. deletions should be effected first.
  2. a segment of the chromosome may become lost, resulting in a deletion.
  3. it is the aim of the authorities to prevent such deletion by means of exchange control.
  4. most deletions are likely to be the result of two breaks with loss of the chromosomal material between them.
  5. rows that are marked for deletion are skipped

Related Words

  1. delete sth from sth meaning
  2. deleted meaning
  3. deleterious meaning
  4. deleteriously meaning
  5. deleteriousness meaning
  6. deletion mutation meaning
  7. deletion of short arm of chromosome 5 syndrome meaning
  8. deletion record meaning
  9. deletive meaning
  10. deletory meaning
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