Definition of cancellation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (US English cancelation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌkænsəˈleɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkænsəˈleɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a decision to stop something that has already been arranged from happening; a statement that something will not happen We need at least 24 hours' notice of cancellation. a cancellation fee Heavy seas can cause cancellation of ferry services. Cancellations must be made in writing. See related entries: Online shopping
  2. 2[countable] something that has been cancelled Are there any cancellations for this evening's performance? (= tickets that have been returned)
  3. 3[uncountable] the fact of making something no longer valid the cancellation of the contract
  4. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin cancellatio(n-), from the verb cancellare, from cancelli ‘crossbars’.Extra examples In the event of a flight cancellation, you will be compensated. They campaigned for debt cancellation for the poorest countries of the world. They opted for rescheduling rather than outright cancellation. We may be able to offer you some tickets if we have any cancellations. We need at least 24 hours’ notice of cancellation. the cancellation of a contract
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