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elimination


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elimination  \E*lim`i*na"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  ['e]limination.] 
  1.  The  act  of  expelling  or  throwing  off  (Physiol.)  the  act 
  of  discharging  or  excreting  waste  products  or  foreign 
  substances  through  the  various  emunctories. 
 
  2.  (Alg.)  Act  of  causing  a  quantity  to  disappear  from  an 
  equation;  especially,  in  the  operation  of  deducing  from 
  several  equations  containing  several  unknown  quantities  a 
  less  number  of  equations  containing  a  less  number  of 
  unknown  quantities. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  obtaining  by  separation,  or  as  the  result  of 
  eliminating;  deduction.  [See  {Eliminate},  4.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  elimination 
  n  1:  the  act  of  removing  or  getting  rid  of  something  [syn:  {riddance}] 
  2:  the  bodily  process  of  discharging  waste  matter  [syn:  {evacuation}, 
  {excretion},  {excreting},  {voiding}] 
  3:  analysis  of  a  problem  into  alternative  possibilities 
  followed  by  the  systematic  elimination  of  unacceptable 
  alternatives  [syn:  {reasoning  by  elimination}] 
  4:  the  act  of  removing  an  unknown  mathematical  quantity  by 
  combining  equations 
  5:  the  murder  of  a  competitor  [syn:  {liquidation}] 




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