Excision - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪkˈsɪʒn|  American pronunciation of the word excision
Brit.  |ɪkˈsɪʒ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word excision

noun

- the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage(syn: cut, deletion)

both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause

- surgical removal of a body part or tissue (syn: ablation, extirpation)
- 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 (syn: excommunication)
- the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence (syn: deracination, extirpation)

Examples

both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause

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