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Deletion is the act of deleting or removal by striking out material, such as a word or passage, that has been removed from a body of written or printed matter.


Deletion may refer to:


  • File deletion, a way of removing a file from a computer's file system
  • Code cleanup, a way of removing unnecessary variables, data structures, cookies, and temporary files in a programming language

Other uses[edit]


Delete may refer to:


  • Delete key, a key on modern computer keyboards that erases text
  • Delete (SQL), an SQL statement that removes data entries
  • DEL, the delete control code in the C0 and C1 control codes
  • the delete operator, a built-in operator in the C++ programming language

Other uses[edit]

  • Delete (2011 TV miniseries), about a young hacker who uncovers a kind of artificial intelligence
  • "Delete!", the battle cry of the Cybermen, antagonists from the British sci-fi television series Doctor Who
  • "Delete" (削除 Sakujo), a catch phrase associated with fictional character Teru Mikami from the Japanese manga series Death Note