- the act of eliminating.
- the state of being eliminated.
- 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 is eliminated from the competition after one defeat.
Origin of elimination
Examples from the Web for elimination
Part of that was due to the elimination of the Mysterious Man.Rob Marshall Defends ‘Into the Woods’
December 9, 2014
The only thing missing from this bill of particulars was elimination of the bourgeoisie.Communism's Victims Deserve a Museum
August 25, 2014
First, it turned its hand to the elimination of organized resistance within Germany itself.The Gestapo Still Sets the Bar for Evil
James A. Warren
July 13, 2014
There is sentiment against corporate welfare, and this is a ‘doable’ target [for elimination].Conservative Support for the Export-Import Bank Turned to Hate
June 23, 2014
Early definitions of rape seem to have been a lot about process of elimination.Is Sex Assault a Crime in the Ivy League?
May 10, 2014
Science has done wonders toward the elimination of such fears.The Conquest of Fear
You can devote yourself to the elimination of ugliness, to the increase of beauty.City of Endless Night
These decreases have come out of the elimination of speculation and profiteering.Herbert Hoover
By such process of elimination he arrived at the final question: was it she?The Heart of Thunder Mountain
Edfrid A. Bingham
Elimination, of dangers of surface pollution, 140;of mosquitoes, 381.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
- 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 itconjunction-elimination; universal elimination
- chem a type of chemical reaction involving the loss of a simple molecule, such as water or carbon dioxide
Word Origin and History for elimination
c.1600, "a casting out," noun of action from eliminate. Meaning "expulsion of waste matter" is from 1855.
- The process of expelling or removing, especially of waste products from the body.