Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A thrusting out; the act of removing, throwing aside, or disregarding; expulsion; riddance.
  • noun In law, the act of banishing or turning out of doors; ejection.
  • noun In mathematics, the process of reducing a number of equations containing certain quantities to a smaller number, in which one or more of the quantities shall not be found.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol.) The act of expelling or throwing off.
  • noun (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.
  • noun The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction. [See Eliminate, 4.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of eliminating, expelling or throwing off.
  • noun The act of excluding a losing contestant from a match, tournament, or other competition.
  • noun television The act of voting off or throwing off a contestant in a reality television competition.
  • noun biology The act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories.
  • noun mathematics The 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.
  • noun logic The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  • noun the murder of a competitor
  • noun the act of removing or getting rid of something
  • noun analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
  • noun the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations

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Examples

  • Becoming more attuned to the relationship of this figure of the castrato to romantic-era culture not only revises his history in the period, namely that his elimination cannot be associated as a quintessentially romantic endeavor, but also allows us to revise our understanding of the relationship between sight and sound on which the fantasy of his elimination is at least in part based.

    Sounds Romantic: The Castrato and English Poetics Around 1800

  • Meanwhile, the New York Yankees avoided elimination from the American League Championship Series by posting a 7-2 rout over the visiting Texas Rangers.

    MLB: Giants One Win From Pennant, Yankees Stay Alive

  • When those options are eliminated through any means that process of elimination is anti-freedom

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Anti-Wal-Mart Astroturf

  • The United States Postal Service (USPS) has requested the United States Congres to amend the laws requiring six day postal delivery and instead require five day postal delivery, which would likely result in elimination of Saturday delivery or sometime mid-week.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • When those options are eliminated through any means that process of elimination is anti-freedom (I earn a salary but can only shop at one or two places which I have to drive to, because those one or two places have a geographic monopoly and have eliminated all of my other options).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Anti-Wal-Mart Astroturf

  • Heck, at a thousand yards you can talk with your normal voice, scent elimination is not important and even concelement is not nessary.

    Long Range Hunting

  • Most of their goals, at least in elimination rounds leading to the final, came from defenders.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » World Cup 2010:

  • The two ministries have long been the target of criticism but analysts say their elimination is unlikely to lead to major savings.

    Spain's Premier Shuffles Cabinet

  • Heck, at a thousand yards you can talk with your normal voice, scent elimination is not important and even concelement is not nessary.

    Long Range Hunting

  • The Hawks had been 3-0 in elimination games in the last two postseasons before Sunday's defeat.

    Chicago Blackhawks Team Report

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