pre-elimination

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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