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noun cancellation pronunciation in American English /ˌkæns(ə)lˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a decision to stop something that has been arranged from taking place

    the cancellation of yesterday’s game

    1. a.
      [countable] a ticket, time, or place that becomes available because someone decides not to do what they have arranged

      The hospital will let you know if there are any cancellations.

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  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a decision to end a legal agreement or obligation

    the cancellation of the contract


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