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noun as in erasure

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It can come in the form of a deletion, addition, or change in the type of a single nucleotide.

The researchers' interest in deletions started with their involvement with an immunocompromised cancer patient, who held off the infection for over two months without being able to clear the virus.

A district spokeswoman acknowledged that the trainings took place but said the purpose was to show staff what a permanent deletion looked like, so they could avoid doing it.

Users were “cautioned that deletion from the recovery folder would amount to permanent deletion from the system,” she wrote.

It dragged its feet long enough to run up against the 100-day automatic deletion, meaning it deleted public records even after they’d been requested, in violation of the law.

From 2009, News International has run an ‘email deletion’ or ‘data retention’ policy as do many companies.

What does it mean, really, if your 14-week-old fetus has a deletion on chromosome 12?

Despite its deletion, the villagers of Calcata hold their annual procession each year.

The answer is not to crash the gates of our messaging companies and force them to execute proper deletion programs.

Cordelia calmly insisted on the deletion of the newly inserted paragraph surrendering the dramatic rights of the book.

If he should perish through the deletion of this creature, she would account herself his slayer.

"You have not considered that the deletion you intend will destroy my father," she said quietly.

We should in vain look for an example in the Spanish deportation, or deletion of the Moors.

We should in vain look for an example in the Spanish deportation or deletion of the Moors.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deletion, such as: cancellation, cut, expunction, expunging, remotion, and removal.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.