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The delete() method removes the specified element from a Map object.




Required. The key of the element to remove from the Map object.

Return value

Returns true if an element in the Map object existed and has been removed, or false if the element does not exist.


Using the delete method

var myMap = new Map();
myMap.set('bar', 'foo');

myMap.delete('bar'); // Returns true. Successfully removed.
myMap.has('bar');    // Returns false. The "bar" element is no longer present.


Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Map.prototype.delete' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Map.prototype.delete' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support38121311258
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support38381214258 ?

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