elimination

[ ih-lim-uh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ɪˌlɪm əˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

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.

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Origin of elimination

First recorded in 1595–1605; eliminate + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM elimination

non·e·lim·i·na·tion, nounpre·e·lim·i·na·tion, nounpro·e·lim·i·na·tion, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for elimination

elimination
/ (ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

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
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Medical definitions for elimination

elimination
[ ĭ-lĭm′ə-nāshən ]

n.

The process of expelling or removing, especially of waste products from the body.
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