1. any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases

Similar word(s): omission

Definition categories: process

2. (genetics) the loss or absence of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome

Definition categories: event, mutation

3. the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage

- an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors

Similar word(s): cut, excision

Definition categories: communication, editing, redaction

4. the act of deleting something written or printed

Definition categories: act, remotion, removal