Noun Definition


1.Definition: surgical removal of a body part or tissue

Related Noun(s):ablation, extirpation

Category: General

2.Definition: the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society

Related Noun(s):excommunication

Category: General

3.Definition: the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence

Related Noun(s):deracination, extirpation

Category: General

4.Definition: the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage

"An editor's deletions frequently upset young authors", "Both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause"

Related Noun(s):cut, deletion

Category: General