[dee-lee] Printing.
verb (used with object), deled, deleing.
to delete.
a mark, as or , used to indicate matter to be deleted.

1695–1705; < Latin dēlē (2nd person singular imperative of dēlēre), equivalent to dēl- destroy + imperative ending Unabridged
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dele (ˈdiːlɪ)
n , pl deles
1.  Compare stet a sign () indicating that typeset matter is to be deleted
vb , deles, deles, deleing, deled
2.  (tr) to mark (matter to be deleted) with a dele
[C18: from Latin: delete (imperative), from dēlēre to destroy, obliterate; see delete]

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