delete de‧lete [dɪˈliːt] verb [transitive]
1. to remove something written on a list, in a document etc:

• Libelous remarks about living people have been deleted from the document.

• The company will be deleted from the S & P 500 Index.

2. COMPUTING to remove a document, program etc from a computer:

• Clean up your mailbox by deleting your old emails.

3. MARKETING if a company deletes a product, it stops making it or selling it
— deletion noun [countable, uncountable] :

• investigating the deletion of data from company files

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delete UK US /dɪˈliːt/ verb [T]
to remove something that is written or printed in a document, etc.: »

The new law had inadvertently deleted a section of existing labor law that dealt with overtime for employees who work more than 40 hours a week.

delete sth from sth »

Lawyers deleted all names and other identifying details from the documents.

IT to remove data, documents, programs, etc. from a computer: »

How many times have you deleted an email, file, or document and then regretted it?

the delete button/key »

Highlighting a page and hitting the delete button is very easy.

COMMERCE to stop making or selling a particular product: »

There is a lot of pressure on publishers to delete stock.


Many of these wonderful recordings had been deleted because they were unlikely to sell any more copies.

delete UK US /dɪˈliːt/ noun [U] (also delete button, delete key, ABBREVIATION Del)
IT a key on a computer keyboard that you press to remove data: »

If you receive any suspicious emails, just hit delete.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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