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Pronunciation:  i`limu'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the murder of a competitor
  2. [n]  the act of removing or getting rid of something
  3. [n]  the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
  4. [n]  analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic elimination of unacceptable alternatives
  5. [n]  the bodily process of discharging waste matter

ELIMINATION is a 11 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: evacuation, excreting, excretion, liquidation, reasoning by elimination, riddance, voiding
 See Also: analysis, analytic thinking, defecation, discharge, emission, execution, expelling, homicide, incontinence, incontinency, laxation, micturition, murder, remotion, removal, shitting, simplification, slaying, urination



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*lim`i*na"tion\, n. [Cf. F. ['e]limination.]
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.]

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