elimination

Elimination is the process of getting rid of something, whether it’s waste, errors, or the competition.

Elimination comes from the Latin word limen, which means threshold. The Romans added an “e” to the beginning and created the verb eliminare, which means to banish or to push over the threshold and out the door. If you solve a multiple-choice question on a test using the process of elimination, you rule out the wrong possibilities one by one until you find the right answer.

Primary Meanings of elimination

1.
n
the act of removing or getting rid of something
2.
n
the bodily process of discharging waste matter
3.
n
the murder of a competitor
4.
n
the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
Full Definitions of elimination
1

n the act of removing or getting rid of something

Synonyms:
riddance
Types:
simplification
elimination of superfluous details
oversimplification, simplism
an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is
rationalisation, rationalization
(mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation
Type of:
remotion, removal
the act of removing

n analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives

Synonyms:
reasoning by elimination
Type of:
analysis, analytic thinking
the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
2

n the bodily process of discharging waste matter

Synonyms:
evacuation, excreting, excretion, voiding
Types:
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incontinence, incontinency
involuntary urination or defecation
micturition, urination
the discharge of urine
bm, bowel movement, movement
a euphemism for defecation
enuresis, urinary incontinence
inability to control the flow of urine and involuntary urination
haematochezia, hematochezia
passage of stools containing blood (as from diverticulosis or colon cancer or peptic ulcer)
leak, making water, passing water, wetting
a euphemism for urination
lithuresis
passing small stones with the urine
nocturia, nycturia
excessive urination at night; especially common in older men
oliguria
production of an abnormally small amount of urine
pee, peeing, piss
informal terms for urination
urochesia, urochezia
passage of urine from the anus
Type of:
discharge, emission, expelling
any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
3

n the murder of a competitor

Synonyms:
liquidation
Type of:
execution, murder, slaying
unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
4

n the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations

Type of:
remotion, removal
the act of removing

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