Cancel vs. Cancellation - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Cancel (verb)

    To cross out something with lines etc.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To invalidate or annul something.

    "He cancelled his order on their website."

  • Cancel (verb)

    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."

  • Cancel (verb)

    To offset or equalize something.

    "The corrective feedback mechanism cancels out the noise."

  • Cancel (verb)

    To remove a common factor from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction, or from both sides of an equation.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To stop production of a programme.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To kill.

  • Cancel (noun)

    A cancellation (US); (nonstandard in some kinds of English).

  • Cancel (noun)

    An enclosure; a boundary; a limit.

  • Cancel (noun)

    The suppression on striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.

  • Cancel (noun)

    The page thus suppressed.

  • Cancel (noun)

    The page that replaces it.

  • Cancellation (noun)

    The act, process, or result of cancelling; as, the cancellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.

  • Cancellation (noun)

    The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.

  • Cancellation (noun)

    A postmark that marks a postage stamp so as to prevent its reuse.

  • Cancellation (noun)

    In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to cancel the registration of a trademark or patent.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Cancellation (noun)

    the action of cancelling something

    "the project was threatened with cancellation by the government"

    "the show is sold out, but check for cancellations"

  • Cancellation (noun)

    a crossing out of something written

    "all cancellations on documents must be made indelibly"

  • Cancellation (noun)

    a mark made on a postage stamp to show that it has been used

    "covers showing stamps and special cancellations"

  • Cancellation (noun)

    the annulling of a legal document

    "the debtor can procure cancellation if satisfied within one month"

Webster Dictionary

  • Cancel (verb)

    To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out or obliterate.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.

  • Cancel (verb)

    To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.

  • Cancel (noun)

    An inclosure; a boundary; a limit.

  • Cancel (noun)

    The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages.

  • Cancellation (noun)

    The act, process, or result of canceling; as, the cansellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.

  • Cancellation (noun)

    The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Cancel (noun)

    a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

  • Cancel (verb)

    postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled;

    "Call off the engagement"

    "cancel the dinner party"

  • Cancel (verb)

    make up for;

    "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength"

  • Cancel (verb)

    declare null and void; make ineffective;

    "Cancel the election results"

    "strike down a law"

  • Cancel (verb)

    remove or make invisible;

    "Please delete my name from your list"

  • Cancel (verb)

    of cheques or tickets

  • Cancellation (noun)

    the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement

  • Cancellation (noun)

    the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void

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