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excision meaning and definition

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Definition of excision (noun)

  1. 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"
    • synonyms: cut, deletion
  2. surgical removal of a body part or tissue
  3. 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
  4. the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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