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English noun: elimination

1. elimination (act) the act of removing or getting rid of something


Synonymsriddance


Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal


Narrower (hyponym)simplification

2. elimination (process) the bodily process of discharging waste matter


Synonymsevacuation, excreting, excretion, voiding


Broader (hypernym)discharge, emission, expelling


Narrower (hyponym)defecation, incontinence, incontinency, laxation, micturition, shitting, urination

3. elimination (cognition) analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives


Synonymsreasoning by elimination


Broader (hypernym)analysis, analytic thinking

4. elimination (act) the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations


Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal

5. elimination (act) the murder of a competitor


Synonymsliquidation


Broader (hypernym)execution, murder, slaying









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