Meaning of ELIMINATION in English


 ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈnāshən noun

( -s )

Usage: often attributive

: the act, process, or an instance of eliminating or discharging: as


(1) : the act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances from the body

(2) eliminations plural : bodily discharges : urine, feces, and vomitus

b. : the act of making a quantity disappear from an equation ; especially : the operation of deducing from several equations containing several unknowns a less number of equations containing a less number of unknowns

c. : the removal of logical terms or their symbols by combining or transforming logical equations

d. : the act or process of excluding from a match, tournament, or other contest the losers of any round or heat

elimination race

e. : the removal from a molecule of a simpler molecule in the form of atoms and groups that can combine

the elimination of water from ethyl alcohol in the form of hydrogen and hydroxyl produces ethylene

— compare addition 6

f. or elimination play : a process in bridge by which the declarer removes from his hand and dummy all cards of each suit that an opponent might safely lead so as to gain a trick when next an opponent leads — called also strip, strip play ; compare end play 2, throw-in

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