elim·i·na·tion /ɪˌlɪməˈneʃən/ 名詞
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.]
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
5: the murder of a competitor [syn: liquidation]