To delete is defined as to remove or cancel something.(verb)
When you type the letter "x" by mistake and you do not want the letter there so you go back and erase it, this is an example of a time when you delete.
See delete in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L deletus, pp. of delere, to blot out, destroy < de-, from + base of linere, to daub, rub over (writing on a wax table with the blunt end of the style) < IE base *lei-, viscous, smooth > lime
See delete in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb de·let·ed, de·let·ing, de·letes
Origin: Latin dēlēre, dēlēt-, to wipe out.
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