Definition of effacement in English:

effacement

noun

See efface

  • ‘They also inadvertently revealed the scope of art history's effacement of this context of practice.’
  • ‘Strikingly addressed are the hypocrisies and effacement within the tourist trade.’
  • ‘It was an entirely sympathetic presentation, in which there was an effacement of the self, and a presentation of a fascinating body of work, where you're supposed to go with the writer into the houses of flagellation or the houses of prayer.’
  • ‘The most radical loss of human singularity entails the effacement within the universal, or within the holocaust of spirit, of this relation between mother and daughter.’
  • ‘This ‘changing of the guard’ entails an extraordinary effacement of Virgilian text precisely when Beatrice appears.’

Pronunciation

effacement

/ɪˈfeɪsm(ə)nt/