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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of erasing.
  • n. The state of being erased: "The powerful images of his work . . . punishment, mutilation, erasure” ( Joyce Carol Oates).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The action of erasing; deletion; obliteration.
  • n. The state of having been erased; total blankness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of erasing; a scratching out; obliteration.
  • n. the place where something has been erased.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of erasing, or rubbing or scraping out or off; obliteration. Also erasion.
  • n. An instance of erasing, or that which has been erased, scratched out, or obliterated; the place where something has been erased or obliterated: as, there were several erasures in the document.
  • n. The act of razing or destroying to the foundation; total destruction: as, the erasure of cities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a surface area where something has been erased
  • n. a correction made by erasing
  • n. deletion by an act of expunging or erasing

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