elimination

[ih-lim-uh-ney-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of eliminating.
2.
the state of being eliminated.
3.
Mathematics. the process of solving a system of simultaneous equations by using various techniques to remove the variables successively.
4.
Sports. a game, bout, or match in a tournament in which an individual or team is eliminated from the competition after one defeat.

Origin:
1595–1605; eliminate + -ion

nonelimination, noun
preelimination, noun
proelimination, adjective
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elimination (ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of eliminating or the state of being eliminated
2.  logic (qualified by the name of an operation) a syntactic rule specifying the conditions under which a formula or statement containing the specified operation may permit the derivation of others that do not contain it: conjunction-elimination; universal elimination
3.  chem a type of chemical reaction involving the loss of a simple molecule, such as water or carbon dioxide

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elimination
c.1600, casting out, noun of action from eliminate. Meaning expulsion of waste matter is from 1855.
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elimination e·lim·i·na·tion (ĭ-lĭm'ə-nā'shən)
n.
The process of expelling or removing, especially of waste products from the body.

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Example sentences
But so does the elimination of individualism, whether by law or custom.
The top robots advanced to the elimination round, and the losing robots were
  destroyed.
He was struck by the aversion of social scientists, in contrast, to seriously
  approach the problem of human elimination.
Googles one extra click will mean a steady elimination.
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