Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of canceling.
  • noun A mark or a perforation indicating canceling.
  • noun Something canceled, especially a released accommodation or an unfilled appointment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See cancelation.
  • noun In anatomy, reticulation; the state of being cancellated: as, the cancellation of bone.
  • noun In gastropods, the system of intersecting ridges on the surface of the shell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act, process, or result of canceling.
  • noun (Math.) The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act, process, or result of canceling; as, the cancellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.
  • noun mathematics The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.
  • noun philately A postmark that marks a postage stamp so as to prevent its reuse.
  • noun law In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to cancel the registration of a trademark or patent.

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

  • noun the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
  • noun the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

cancel +‎ -ation

Examples

  • "Even in the case that clients use the word cancellation as a remote possibility, companies need to start acting on reducing the intake of people, reducing costs and ultimately protecting the bottom line," Mr. Vree adds.

    Corporate SOS

  • To even think that the DI's press release has something to do with the cancellation is mere tard-talk.

    Darwin's Dilemna Premiering

  • I guarantee you, as it stands now, cancellation is the fate of Constellation and EELV will wind up trapping is in LEO for another 40 years, or worse, on the ground.

    New Uses for Constellation Systems? - NASA Watch

  • Fail to prosecute a viable human space exploration program beyond LEO will result in cancellation of the UNmanned probes after about three or four Congressional election cycles.

    Augustine Commission Website Now Online - NASA Watch

  • The testing agency recently began investigating the claims, which could result in cancellation of scores provided to colleges.

    Ethics

  • I agree that cancellation is the wrong way to describe it.

    24 Officially Canceled | /Film

  • Failure to do so can result in cancellation of your child's procedure.

    Scheduling and Arrival

  • To even think that the DI's press release has something to do with the cancellation is mere tard-talk.

    Darwin's Dilemna Premiering

  • Question: I realize the Lone Star cancellation is "old news," but I have two questions about it.

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  • Apparently its cancellation is part of an innovative new media strategy that involves commissioning no more separate columns or blogs for the magazine's website.

    I've lost the Farm

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  • In stamp collecting, a mark placed on a stamp by a postal authority to show that it has been used. Also cancel.

    August 25, 2008