direction to show that something is to be deleted
clues: Editor's mark; Text removal directive; Editorial
strikeout; Manuscript notation; Take out; Strike out; Take-out
order?; Proofreader's mark; Stet's opposite; Remove; Expunge;
Strike; Drop; Marginal direction?; Order out?
7 times a year
in English language:
79589 / 86800
A sign indicating that something such as a letter, word, or
sentence is to be deleted.
up a space.
a character and close up.
or replace more than one character.
more than one character and close up.
replace, or correct a block of text. The delete symbol, the
replacement copy, or another instruction is written in the
Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publication,
ed. by Joseph Gibaldi. NY: MLA, 1998.]