1. In general, delete or remove refers to the act of eliminating a file, text, or other object from the computer hard drive or other media. Files deleted in Microsoft Windows are sent to the Recycling Bin; on Apple computers, they're sent to the Trash. In most operating systems, when files are deleted they are only marked as such, but will still exist on the hard drive until they are overwritten by other data. This condition is what makes data recovery possible.

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2. A command that is used to delete or remove data or files. Below is a list of different methods for deleting a file.

Delete key3. DEL is both a common abbreviation for delete and a keyboard key commonly used in shortcut keys. For example, ALT + CTRL + DEL indicates that you should press the alt, control, and delete keys all at the same time. The picture is an example of the delete key found on an Apple computer.

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4. When writing HTML, the <del> tag is used to indicate that a block of text has been deleted from a webpage.

Also see: Backspace, Bit bucket, Clear, Control keys, Discard, Erase, Expunge, Kill, Mdelete, Negate, Purge, Terminate, Uninstall