Meaning of deletion

de•le•tion

Pronunciation: (di-lē'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of deleting.
  2. the state of being deleted.
  3. a deleted word, passage, etc.
  4. a type of chromosomal aberration in which a segment of the chromosome is removed or lost.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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