Mathematics. the process of solving a system of simultaneous equations by using various techniques to remove the variables successively.
Sports. a game, bout, or match in a tournament in which an individual or team iseliminated from the competition after one defeat.
- non·e·lim·i·na·tion, noun
- pre·e·lim·i·na·tion, noun
- pro·e·lim·i·na·tion, adjective
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How to use elimination in a sentence
Sara Duncan, spokesperson for the Oregon Forest & Industries Council, the state’s largest timber lobbying group, said officials were still evaluating bills that propose the elimination of OFRI and had no comment on them.“We Have Counties in Deep Trouble”: Oregon Lawmakers Seek to Reverse Timber Tax Cuts That Cost Communities Billions | by Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive, and Tony Schick, Oregon Public Broadcasting | February 5, 2021 | ProPublica
I remember year after year of trying to understand the difference between a layoff and the elimination of an unfilled position or of a filled position but the person doesn’t lose their job.
By process of elimination, that left axions as kind of the last man standing.
Currently, the legislative filibuster has remained in place, despite elimination by both Democratic and Republican leaders of the filibuster for judicial nominees.Dems win in Georgia, oust Republican who introduced anti-trans bill | Chris Johnson | January 6, 2021 | Washington Blade
Despite the elimination of preseason games this season, Laviolette said he isn’t too concerned about getting a fair evaluation of his No.The Capitals miss Braden Holtby but are ready for Ilya Samsonov to step forward | Samantha Pell | January 5, 2021 | Washington Post
Part of that was due to the elimination of the Mysterious Man.
Sen. Rand Paul has called for the “attrition if not an outright elimination of the IRS.”
The only thing missing from this bill of particulars was elimination of the bourgeoisie.
First, it turned its hand to the elimination of organized resistance within Germany itself.
There is sentiment against corporate welfare, and this is a ‘doable’ target [for elimination].Conservative Support for the Export-Import Bank Turned to Hate | Tim Mak | June 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With the elimination of Frick, responsibility for Homestead conditions would rest with Carnegie.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
This affords the maximum of riding comfort by the elimination of all jar and jolt occasioned by an uneven roadway.The Wonder Book of Knowledge | Various
As the sex organs are also the channels for the elimination of waste, exaggerated modesty often hinders discussion.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents | Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
This completeness of expression may even go to the elimination of what is ordinarily looked upon as "finish."The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
In the section marked “I. B,” Burke begins the real argument by the method of elimination.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
British Dictionary definitions for elimination
the act of eliminating or the state of being eliminated
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
chem a type of chemical reaction involving the loss of a simple molecule, such as water or carbon dioxide
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