excision - Dictionary definition and meaning for word excision

(noun) the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
Synonyms : cut , deletion
Example Sentence
  • an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors
  • both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause

(noun) surgical removal of a body part or tissue
(noun) 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
Synonyms : excommunication

(noun) the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
Synonyms : deracination , extirpation

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for excision

ex mean remove or take away cision means cutting hence excision means cutting away.
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