cancelation

cancellation

[kan-suh-ley-shuhn]
noun
1.
an act of canceling.
2.
the marks or perforations made in canceling.
3.
something canceled, as a reservation for a hotel room, airplane ticket, allowing someone else to obtain the accommodation.
Also, cancelation.


Origin:
1525–35; < Latin cancellātion- (stem of cancellātiō). See cancellate, -ion

recancellation, noun
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cancellation (ˌkænsɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the fact or an instance of cancelling
2.  something that has been cancelled, such as a theatre ticket, esp when it is available for another person to take: we have a cancellation in the stalls
3.  the marks or perforation made by cancelling

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cancelation
also cancellation, 1530s, from L. cancellationem, noun of action from cancellare "to cancel" (see cancel). Of reservations for conveyances, hotels, etc., from 1953.
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