A key that may be pressed to delete something (including text or files) from a computer.
Origin of Delete
From Latin deletus, past participle of delere (“destroy, blot out, efface”), from delevi, originally perf. tense of delinere (“to daub, erase by smudging”), from de- (“from, away”) + linere (“to smear, wipe”).
Latin dēlēre dēlēt- to wipe out
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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