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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ex·ci·sion /ɪkˈsɪʒən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ex·ci·sion /ɪkˈsɪʒən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ex·ci·sion n.
 1. The act of excising or cutting out or off; extirpation; destruction.
    Such conquerors are the instruments of vengeance on those nations that have . . . grown ripe for excision.   --Atterbury.
 2. Eccl. The act of cutting off from the church; excommunication.
 3. Surg. The removal, especially of small parts, with a cutting instrument.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens
           a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently
           upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the
           excision of the proposed clause" [syn: deletion, cut]
      2: surgical removal of a body part or tissue [syn: ablation,
         extirpation, cutting out]
      3: the act of banishing a member of the Church from the
         communion of believers and the privileges of the Church;
         cutting a person off from a religious society [syn: excommunication]
      4: the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from
         existence [syn: extirpation, deracination]