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elimination

Noun

1 the act of removing or getting rid of something [syn: riddance]
2 the bodily process of discharging waste matter [syn: evacuation, excretion, excreting, voiding]
3 analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic elimination of unacceptable alternatives [syn: reasoning by elimination]
4 the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
5 the murder of a competitor [syn: liquidation]

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Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of eliminating, expelling or throwing off
  2. the act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories.
  3. Act of causing a quantity to disappear from an equation; especially, in the operation of deducing from several equations containing several unknown quantities a less number of equations containing a less number of unknown quantities.
  4. The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction. [See Eliminate, 4.]

Translations

act of eliminating, expelling or throwing off
act of discharging or excreting waste products
act of causing a quantity to disappear from an equation
act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction

Extensive Definition

Elimination can refer to several things:
elimination in German: Elimination
elimination in French: Élimination
elimination in Slovak: Eliminácia

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