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elimination

[ih-lim-uh-ney-shuh n] /ɪˌlɪm əˈneɪ ʃən/
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 of elimination
1595-1605
1595-1605; eliminate + -ion
Related forms
nonelimination, noun
preelimination, noun
proelimination, adjective
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  • This emotional prelude was now followed by a definite crusade for the elimination of German goods.

    The War After the War Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  • These decreases have come out of the elimination of speculation and profiteering.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • The elimination of the Burgesses would have left them as absolute as had been Wingfield and the first Council.

    Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688 Thomas J. Wertenbaker
  • Such a goal can only be reached by resolute selection and elimination.

  • So with size added to the other elimination tests it must have made hard scratchin' at times.

British Dictionary definitions for elimination

elimination

/ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃən/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for elimination
n.

c.1600, "a casting out," noun of action from eliminate. Meaning "expulsion of waste matter" is from 1855.

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elimination in Medicine

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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