cancellation can‧cel‧la‧tion [ˌkænsəˈleɪʆn] noun [countable, uncountable]a decision or statement that a planned activity will not happen, or that an agreement will be ended:
• Rail passengers are fed up with cancellations and delays.
• Britain's aircraft industry could face more job losses after the cancellation of a £2.3 billion order.
* * *cancellation UK US (US also cancelation) /ˌkænsəˈleɪʃən/ noun [C or U]► a situation in which something that has been arranged is stopped from happening: »
Please call and inform us as soon as possible if you need to make a cancellation.»
The train service posted a notice that travelers could expect delays and cancellations through this weekend.► LAW an act of officially ending a legal agreement or responsibility: »
It is time for the West to think of answering the call for a cancellation of Third World debt.»
Regulators examined 90 randomly selected cases of policy cancellations and found violations in each one.► LAW, BANKING an act of marking a cheque or other document to show that it has been used and cannot be used again: »
Pre-canceled stamps do not require manual cancellation by the Post Office.► COMMERCE an act of stopping an order for goods or services: »
The company anticipates that cancellations and rescheduling of existing orders will adversely impact its business.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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cancellation — can·cel·la·tion also can·cel·a·tion n 1: the act or an instance of cancelling 2: a mark made to cancel something (as a check) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 … Law dictionary
Cancellation — Can cel*la tion, n. [L. cancellatio: cf. F. cancellation.] 1. The act, process, or result of canceling; as, the cansellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The operation of striking out common … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cancellation — A postmark that contains the post office name, state, ZIP Code, and month, day, and year that the mail matter was canceled. (Also see hand stamped cancellation) … Glossary of postal terms
Cancellation — (v. lat.), 1) das Durchstreichen einer Schrift mit zwei sich kreuzenden Strichen bes. 2) die gerichtliche Vernichtung von Urkunden u. Wechseln etc … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
Cancellation — Cancellation, das Durchstreichen einer Schrift mit Kreuzstrichen, daher die gerichtliche Vernichtung einer Urkunde … Herders Conversations-Lexikon
cancellation — [n] calling off; erasure abandoning, abandonment, abolishing, abolition, abrogation, annulment, canceling, deletion, dissolution, dissolving, elimination, invalidating, invalidation, nullification, overruling, quashing, recall, recalling, repeal … New thesaurus
cancellation — or cancelation [kan΄sə lā′shən] n. 1. the act of canceling 2. something canceled 3. the mark or marks showing that something is canceled: Also cancelation … English World dictionary
cancellation — (AmE also cancelation) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ last minute ▪ outright ▪ They opted for rescheduling rather than outright cancellation. ▪ flight, train (BrE) … Collocations dictionary
cancellation — UK [ˌkænsəˈleɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌkæns(ə)lˈeɪʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms cancellation : singular cancellation plural cancellations 1) a) [countable/uncountable] a decision to stop something that has been arranged from taking place the cancellation of… … English dictionary
cancellation — (kan sèl la sion) s. f. Action de canceller. ÉTYMOLOGIE Canceller. SUPPLÉMENT AU DICTIONNAIRE CANCELLATION. Ajoutez : • M ayant ledit sieur président.... déclaré qu il était prêt de faire faire ladite cancellation, MALH. Lexique, éd. L.… … Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré