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1The removal or obliteration of written or printed matter, especially by drawing a line through it.‘we can agree on the deletion of the second paragraph’[count noun] ‘deletions from the list could only be made after debate’
- ‘All of the first version, except its opening stage direction, has been marked for deletion.’
- ‘Many of those numerous FBI reports and documents on him are riddled with deletions.’
- ‘Among the deletions was a statement that auditors found the firm's system of estimating costs inadequate.’
- ‘Removal from the school roll (i.e., deletion from the admission register of the school) is the subject of regulation 9.’
- ‘The deletions went beyond the typical commercially sensitive information, to embarrassing findings that the company didn't want released.’
- ‘This prohibited overwriting and deletion in accounting books as a means of correcting recorded transactions.’
- ‘The judge was of the view that he did not think the deletion of the words "I recall clearly" was of any significance.’
- ‘Kenneth's standards were stringently applied - even his own letters were full of revisions, usually deletions, made by hand.’
- ‘The Larpent manuscript is covered with his corrections and deletions.’
- ‘Robert's list of deletions is longer: he wants me to drop 17 poems.’
- 1.1The removal of data from a computer's memory.‘a bug is responsible for the unexplained deletion of emails’‘it pays to ensure deletion of unnecessary files’
- ‘This won't actually delete the message until you quit, but will flag message x for deletion.’
- ‘This crude way of recovering disk space should be followed by manual deletion of the program's Start Menu entries.’
- ‘Before deleting programs, you should be certain that you can restore the system to the state prior to the deletion.’
- ‘Then they email us and ask us to undo the deletion.’
- ‘Until then, further discussion is off-topic for this thread and subject to deletion.’
- 1.2The removal of a product, especially a recording, from the catalog of those available for purchase.
- ‘Prune low-performing products and customers by direct deletion or by selectively raising prices.’
- ‘Even the manner of a product's deletion requires careful thought - should it be allowed to die gradually, or suddenly killed off?’
- ‘The aim of new product development and deletion strategies is to give a company a desired portfolio of products.’
- ‘In fact, some individuals may hide the true facts of a product's performance to ensure that deletion is not considered at all.’
- ‘The set retails at mid price and those who love the Englishman's way with Puccini should better snap it up before the deletion axe falls.’
The loss or excision of a section of genetic code, or its product, from a nucleic acid or protein sequence.‘deletion of the gene in mice results in a very reduced tail’‘his team has identified several types of deletions of chromosome 1’
- ‘Genes were picked at random for deletion.’
- ‘We constructed deletion mutants for nonessential genes by one-step gene replacements.’
- ‘Clones with multiple deletions were made by introducing individual deletions sequentially.’
- ‘The molecular mechanisms responsible for generating deletions are not well understood.’
- ‘During prolonged cultivation, subclones with various deletions were isolated.’
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