Meaning of ELIMINATION in English


e ‧ lim ‧ i ‧ na ‧ tion AC /ɪˌlɪməˈneɪʃ ə n, ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable]

[ Word Family: verb : ↑ eliminate ; noun : ↑ elimination ]

1 . REMOVAL OF SOMETHING the removal or destruction of something ⇨ eradication

elimination of

the elimination of lead in petrol

2 . DEFEAT the defeat of a team or player in a competition, so that they may no longer take part

3 . KILLING the act of killing someone, especially to prevent them from causing trouble

elimination of

The killings are part of a campaign of elimination of the political opposition.

4 . BODY PROCESS technical the process of getting rid of substances that your body no longer needs

elimination of

the elimination of toxins from the body

⇨ process of elimination at ↑ process 1 (6)

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.