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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /kænsəl̩/

Etymology

from Latin cancelli a railing or lattice.

Verb

Infinitive
to cancel

Third person singular
cancels

Simple past
cancelled (Commonwealth), canceled (American)

Past participle
-

Present participle
cancelling (Commonwealth), canceling (American)

to cancel (third-person singular simple present cancels, present participle cancelling (Commonwealth), canceling (American), simple past and past participle cancelled (Commonwealth), canceled (American))
  1. (transitive) To cross out something with lines etc.
  2. (transitive) To invalidate or annul something.
    He cancelled his order on their website.
  3. (transitive) To mark something (such as a used postage stamp) so that it can't be reused.
    This machine cancels the letters that have a valid zip code.
  4. (transitive) To offset or equalize something.
    The corrective feedback mechanism cancels out the noise.
  5. (transitive) (mathematics) To remove a common factor from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction, or from both sides of an equation.

Translations

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Noun

Singular
cancel

Plural
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  1. (nonstandard) A cancellation.

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