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English noun: elimination

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


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


Broader (hypernym)execution, murder, slaying

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