from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In mathematics, a function of the coefficients of any number of homogeneous equations among the same number of unknown quantities, such that the vanishing of it is the necessary and sufficient condition of the equations being consistent with one another.
- noun In medicine, an agent which stimulates excretion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Math.) The result of eliminating
nvariables between nhomogeneous equations of any degree; -- called also resultant.
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- noun mathematics
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Thousands, probably millions of gallons of it have been sold during the past twenty years, to people who could not very well afford to pay for it, because of this claim, despite the fact that it is well known that lithia is not a uric acid eliminant, and despite the additional important fact that the government analysis of this lithia water proved that it practically contained no lithia whatsoever.
A much-advertised lithia water, before the passage of the pure food and drugs act, was highly vaunted as a uric acid eliminant because of the lithia it was said to contain.
a solvent and eliminant of uric acid and is a happy combination of