remove or obliterate (written or printed matter), especially by drawing a line through it or marking it with a delete sign:the passage was deleted
(usually be deleted) remove (data) from a computer’s memory.
(be deleted) Genetics (of a section of genetic code, or its product) be lost or excised from a nucleic acid or protein sequence:if one important gene is deleted from an animal’s DNA, other genes can stand in
remove (a product, especially a recording) from the catalog of those available for purchase:their EMI release has already been deleted
a command or key on a computer that erases text.
late Middle English (in the sense 'destroy'): from Latin delet- 'blotted out, effaced', from the verb delere