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elimination

noun

1 elimination

The act of removing or getting rid of something.

synonym: riddance.

Roget 42: simpleness etc. adj.; purity, homogeneity.    elimination; sifting etc. v.; purification etc. (cleanness) 652.   

Roget 55: exclusion, nonadmission, omission, exception, rejection, repudiation; exile etc. (seclusion) 893; noninclusion, preclusion, prohibition.    separation, ... show more

Roget 103: fewness etc. adj.; paucity, small number; small quantity etc. 32; rarity; infrequency etc. 137; handful, maniple; ... show more

Roget 301: extraction; extracting etc. v.; removal, elimination, extrication, eradication, evolution.    evulsion, avulsion; wrench; expression, ... show more

Dutch: zuivering, zuiveringsactie



2 elimination

The bodily process of discharging waste matter.

synonyms: evacuation, excreting, excretion, voiding.

Polish: ekskrecja, wydalanie

3 elimination

Analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives.

synonym: reasoning by elimination.

4 elimination

The act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations.

Polish: eliminacja

5 elimination

The murder of a competitor.

synonym: liquidation.


Moby thesaurus: abolishment, abolition, abscission, amputation, annihilation, annulment, assassination, bloody murder, bumping-off, castaway, castoff, choking, choking off, cleaning out, clearance, clearing, deep six, defecation, depletion, deportation ... show more.

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