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Definition of "delete" []

  • To remove by striking out or canceling: deleted some unnecessary words in the first draft. See Synonyms at erase. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove (something printed or written); erase; cancel; strike out (verb)

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Use "delete" in a sentence
  • "Note that you create a window using the new_ function and delete it using the delete_ function"
  • "Where to start … I mean, Alan Greenspan is a socialistic, Keynesian Loving, politician pleasing, power and greed driven ** explicit delete, explicit delete**, piece of ** explicit delete**."
  • "After we figure all that out, it's just a matter of compiling our delete statement and running the query. public function delete ($table, $where = null) if ($this - > tableExists ($table)) {if ($where = = null) {$delete = 'DELETE'. $table;} else {$delete ="