Meaning of 删

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(Trad.: 刪)
Pinyin: shān
English Definition: to delete
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: To cut out passages from a book
Character Formation:
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Example Words
删除 shān chú to delete; to cancel
删改 shān gǎi to edit; to modify; to alter (written material)
删节 shān jié to abridge; to cut a text down to size for publication
删减 shān jiǎn to abridge (a text); to edit out (of a movie); to cut back (a budget, a curriculum)
增删 zēng shān add and delete
More: 删* | *删 | *删*
Example Sentences
So I delete the ones that need it.
Several words have been deleted from the report.
Those words were exscinded from the text.
Sure online dating is a numbers game, but if you aren't an educated player, your email may end up deleted by the time someone reads the third sentence.
Simply don't upload them to the web, ever, because trying to delete them after you sober up is a tough proposition.