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v. can·celed, can·cel·ing, can·cels also can·celled or can·cel·ling
a. To annul or invalidate: cancel a credit card.
b. To decide or announce that (a planned or scheduled event) will not take place, especially with no intention of holding it at a later time: cancel a picnic; cancel a soccer game.
a. To cross out with lines or other markings. See Synonyms at erase.
b. To mark or perforate (a postage stamp or check, for example) to indicate that it may not be used again.
3. To neutralize or equalize; offset: Today's decline in stock price canceled out yesterday's gain.
4. Mathematics
a. To remove (a common factor) from the numerator and denominator of a fractional expression.
b. To remove (a common factor or term) from both sides of an equation or inequality.
To neutralize one another; counterbalance: two opposing forces that canceled out.
The act or an instance of canceling; a cancellation.

[Middle English cancellen, from Old French canceller, from Latin cancellāre, to cross out, from cancellus, lattice, diminutive of cancer, lattice.]

can′cel·a·ble adj.
can′cel·er n.
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Adj.1.cancelled - (of events) no longer planned or scheduled; "the wedding is definitely off"
References in classic literature ?
Therefore, I note here, though it may not be at all necessary, that there are hundreds of Will Cases (as they are called), far more remarkable than that fancied in this book; and that the stores of the Prerogative Office teem with instances of testators who have made, changed, contradicted, hidden, forgotten, left cancelled, and left uncancelled, each many more wills than were ever made by the elder Mr Harmon of Harmony Jail.
I had a hope that this brisk treatment might freshen my wits a little; and I think it did them good, for I soon came to the conclusion that the first step I ought to take was, to try if my articles could be cancelled and the premium recovered.
And even if intended to be cancelled, as might possibly be supposed to be denoted by these marks of fire, it is NOT cancelled.
Miserably I went to bed after all, and miserably thought of Estella, and miserably dreamed that my expectations were all cancelled, and that I had to give my hand in marriage to Herbert's Clara, or play Hamlet to Miss Havisham's Ghost, before twenty thousand people, without knowing twenty words of it.
Staff are doing an incredible job, but they need more support and resources from the Scottish Government to minimise the number of operations that are being cancelled.
Debbie Wilson said: "I have had mine cancelled tonight after I was told by customer services that all orders would be honoured.
New Delhi [India], January 6 ( ANI ): Three trains have been cancelled due to operational reasons as the cold wave continues to grip the northern parts of India.
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According to details, Shaheen Air International flights including 715 and 716 that was bound to come from Jeddah and to go there were cancelled owing to the technical fault.
According to details, 23 flights have been cancelled due to the technical issues at the airport.
New figures show that more than 1,700 operations at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital were cancelled at short notice in the last five years.
The Brunei trip is cancelled,' Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told reporters in a text message.