Definition of Elimination

1. Noun. The act of removing or getting rid of something.

Exact synonyms: Riddance
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Specialized synonyms: Simplification
Derivative terms: Eliminate, Rid

2. Noun. The bodily process of discharging waste matter.

3. Noun. Analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives.
Exact synonyms: Reasoning By Elimination
Generic synonyms: Analysis, Analytic Thinking

4. Noun. The act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations.
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Derivative terms: Eliminate

5. Noun. The murder of a competitor.
Exact synonyms: Liquidation
Generic synonyms: Execution, Murder, Slaying
Derivative terms: Eliminate, Liquidate

Definition of Elimination

1. n. The act of expelling or throwing off

Definition of Elimination

1. Noun. The act of eliminating, expelling or throwing off. ¹

2. Noun. The act of excluding a losing contestant from a match, tournament, or other competition. ¹

3. Noun. (television) The act of voting off or throwing off a contestant in a reality television competition. ¹

4. Noun. (biology) The act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories. ¹

5. Noun. (mathematics) The 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. ¹

6. Noun. (logic) The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction. ¹

7. Noun. (accounting) The act of recording amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.[ - Consolidated Statements (Interco eliminations)] ¹

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Definition of Elimination

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Medical Definition of Elimination

1. The act of expulsion or of extrusion, especially of drug expulsion from the body. Origin: L. Eliminatio, from limen = threshold This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elimination

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Literary usage of Elimination

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"Received November 8, 1967 Abstract: The amount of syn and anti mechanism in Hofmann elimination of unsubstituted monocyclic tri- methylammonium hydroxides ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1872)
""On the elimination of Alcohol." By A. DUPRE, Ph.D., Lecturer on Chemistry at Westminster Hospital. Communicated by WILLIAM ODLING, MB, FRS Received ..."

3. Principles of Secondary Education by Alexander James Inglis (1918)
"The elimination of pupils by grades. By elimination of pupils is meant their ... In any school system a certain amount of elimination is always to be ..."

4. The Making, Shaping and Treating of Steel by James McIntyre Camp, Charles Blaine Francis (1920)
"Any ore that might have remained at the bottom of the furnace up to this period of the carbon elimination would also contribute to the violence of this ..."

5. Concentration and Control: A Solution of the Trust Problem in the United States by Charles Richard Van Hise (1912)
"(1) elimination of Competition. — The elimination of competition is ... purpose in the establishment of the combination was the elimination of competition. ..."

6. The Foundations of National Prosperity: Studies in the Conservation of by Richard Theodore Ely, Charles Kenneth Leith, Ralph Henry Hess, Thomas Nixon Carver (1917)
"... of the industry on a lower rate of interest. These two possibilities are considered below. elimination of "resource cost" as a conservation measure ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"METASTASIS OK SHIFTING elimination AS A FACTOR IN CERTAIN SKIN INFLAMMATIONS. WALSH {British Med. Journ., August 26, 1893) advances the theory that certain ..."

8. Lessons Introductory to the Modern Higher Algebra by George Salmon (1885)
"The method of elimination by symmetric functions is due to Euler (Berlin ... Sylvester gave his mode of elimination in the Philosophical Magazine for 1840, ..."

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