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removal

[ri-moo-vuh l] /rɪˈmu vəl/
noun
1.
the act of removing.
2.
change of residence, position, etc.
3.
dismissal, as from an office.
Origin of removal
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; remove + -al2
Related forms
preremoval, noun
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removal

/rɪˈmuːvəl/
noun
1.
the act of removing or state of being removed
2.
  1. a change of residence
  2. (as modifier): a removal company
3.
dismissal from office
4.
(South African) the forced displacement of a community for political or social reasons
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Word Origin and History for removal
n.

1590s; see remove (v.) + -al (2).

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