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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
(Probably why the Minnesota Courts now claim not to do expulsions; with modern databases, erasure is effectively not possible.) htom (Quote)
The erasure is a fact, a sad one of neglect or even of vandalism.
Another example of this erasure is ‘Daisy’ Dube’s murder on 12 June 2008.
The binding of individuals into a collective mind, he insisted, does not entail the erasure of individuality.
The most common reason I heard for the erasure was a reactionary urge that was easy to resent: "They're essentially moving it because they don't want to look at girls dressed like sluts," said Calisha Jenkins, one of the organizers of the December 19 ride.
The approach is somewhat similar to the social P2P storage solution Wua.la that Om reviewed last year on GigaOM, including the fact that both use so-called erasure codes for redundancy.
A more successful approach to changing identity or at least dealing with unpleasant memories other than artificial represson or so-called erasure would be to change how we relate to our memories.
Of course, I ignore here that with every 'erasure', other artists are reinstated.
A different kind of erasure, Boully literally erases "the poem" offering instead a process of thinking about poetry that becomes the poem in footnotes.
The "erasure" is not the same as simple forgetting or losing energy over time.