"elimination" in the noun sense
1. elimination, riddance
the act of removing or getting rid of something
2. elimination, evacuation, excretion, excreting, voiding
the bodily process of discharging waste matter
3. elimination, reasoning by elimination
analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
5. elimination, liquidation
the murder of a competitor
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