- a deleting or being deleted
- a deleted word, passage, etc.
- Genetics the absence of some normal portion of a chromosome
Origin of deletionClassical Latin deletio
- The act of deleting; removal by striking out.
- Material, such as a word or passage, that has been removed from a body of written or printed matter.
- Genetics The loss, as through mutation, of one or more nucleotides from a chromosome.
NounSee also: délétion