• WordNet 3.6
    • n elimination the murder of a competitor
    • n elimination the act of removing or getting rid of something
    • n elimination the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
    • n elimination analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
    • n elimination the bodily process of discharging waste matter
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating 1 olive from each salad served in first-class
    • Elimination (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.
    • Elimination (Physiol) The act of expelling or throwing off
    • Elimination The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction. [See Eliminate, 4
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: By partially filling saucers with vinegar and distributing the saucers around a room, you can eliminate odors
    • n elimination A thrusting out; the act of removing, throwing aside, or disregarding; expulsion; riddance.
    • n elimination In law, the act of banishing or turning out of doors; ejection.
    • n elimination In mathematics, the process of reducing a number of equations containing certain quantities to a smaller number, in which one or more of the quantities shall not be found.
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  • Lou Holtz
    “Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired.”
  • Bernard M. Baruch
    “The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.”
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    “The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.”
  • Lou Holtz
    “Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.”
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “When the impossibility has been eliminated, whatever remains, no matter how improbable... is possible.”
  • Edward R. Murrow
    Edward R. Murrow
    “Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices -- just recognize them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. élimination,


In literature:

Therefore, the society had unconsciously sought to eliminate the reasons for struggle.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
By this process of elimination you arrive at happiness yourself.
"Iole" by Robert W. Chambers
By divers processes of elimination and induction, she had formed all sorts of theories about no end of things.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
Will not the elimination of the eugenically unworthy rid the world of its heartaches and sorrows?
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Nor do they seem amenable to persuasion, which leaves no alternative: they must be eliminated.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
Still, she is a danger which must be eliminated.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
Sure, we eliminated our difficulties on the physical level.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Eliminating then himself, there remained Tatsu.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
All other forms of association, those that are only repetitions, should be eliminated.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
In such a combination the crosscut question is eliminated.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover

In poetry:

Were all undue anxiety
Eliminated from desire,
Could feverish fears and fancies be
Consumed on some funeral pyre,
Like holy hecatomb or sacrifice,
'Twould be accepted up in Paradise.
"Be not Anxious" by Hattie Howard
Incapable of the least utterance or composition,
Emendation, conservation of the 'better tradition',
Refinement of medium, elimination of superfluities,
August attraction or concentration.
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Concealed Cable System installs in only two minutes, provides a streamlined appearance and eliminates frustrations with traditional concealed vertical systems.
Niagara Gazette — By winning their division and having the league's second best record, the Athletics earned themselves the opportunity to have an elimination game before ever taking their home field at the Oakland Coliseum.
Dancing With the Stars All Stars Elimination show ABC at 7:00 PM.
We've also eliminated calculation errors and rework because pass/fail calculations are performed in real-time out in the plant.
Howland, Canfield eliminated in districts.
Should we eliminate corporate income taxes and raise capital gains tax es.
The low- carbohydrate diet eliminated bread, baked goods, potatoes and rice but did not reduce carbohydrates as much as the Atkins diet does.
Back in August 2007, the Palestinian Authority (PA), Prime Minister Olmert's partner in peace, named a soccer tournament after Ziyad Da'as, a Fatah-Tanzim terrorist who had been eliminated by Israel exactly five years earlier.
Scribing lasers on five lines at The Free Range Egg Company eliminate the need for operator intervention, speed throughput, and increase coding accuracy for egg cartons .
The universal power frame cartridge from SKF provides a pump upgrade designed to eliminate bearing and mechanical seal failures caused by heat, vibration, misalignment and cavitation.
In the most contentious meeting in years, the city council unanimously adopted a $16.8 million 2011-12 budget Monday night that eliminates the cashier 's position in the treasurer's office.
Viking Pumps' Mag Drive Magnum sealless pump features a thrust-controlled design that allows short-term run dry capabilities and, according to the company, eliminates damage resulting from priming and accidental empty tank situations.
The competition typically draws 10 to 30 women and is run as a simple double-elimination.
New medication for treating head lice eliminates endless hair combing .
TracPipe commercially sized tees are designed to eliminate the need for labor-intensive black iron fittings when making gas piping connections.

In science:

Eliminating the conjugate order parameter we obtain iˆc(σ , τ ) = c/2 (c(τ , σ) + c(−τ , −σ)).
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
The auxiliary variables may be eliminated trivially by saddle-point integration giving iˆc(σ , τ ) = c c(τ , σ).
Metastable configurations of spin models on random graphs
Neglecting these coupling means eliminating the isocurvature modes which are inevitably present in the Ekpyrotic Universe and which will be discussed in a followup paper.
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe
Since X is given as the image of a pro jective morphism, the problem is one of elimination theory.
On equations defining coincident root loci
This is why exotic probabilities aren’t eliminated by Bell’s inequalities (see section 8).
Physics with exotic probability theory