• 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
Kansas has amended her law so that whisky drug-stores are eliminated.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
And that, so far as I could see, eliminated the possibilities.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
The first he could eliminate.
"Tangle Hold" by F. L. Wallace
In the Norman islands, if a noble falls into poverty, he is soon eliminated from the order.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
The use of steam, therefore, is of great service in eliminating bacterial life in all utensils.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
With the elimination of Frick, responsibility for Homestead conditions would rest with Carnegie.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
Art is said to be the elimination of the superfluous.
"Education: How Old The New" by James J. Walsh
Beneficial variations of all kinds will thus, either occasionally or habitually, have been preserved, and injurious ones eliminated.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
It is by no means a necessary part of Socialist philosophy that competition be entirely eliminated.
"Twentieth Century Socialism" by Edmond Kelly
We may eliminate u, v, w from these equations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various

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
Bell’s result and two of the more well known variations are considered in reference 3 in some detail and are shown not to eliminate exotic probabilities.
Physics with exotic probability theory
If we choose an appropriate light-cone gauge, one that eliminates final state interactions, then the transverse momentum and the x distribution of gluons in the nuclear wavefunction is the same as the distribution of produced gluon jets labeled by ℓ in Fig.12.
Parton Saturation-An Overview
I say primarily because the use of color information can provide a quasi-third dimension that eliminates pro jection effects on scales larger than ∼ 10, 000 km s−1 .
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
Thus, when a spin pair, SL , SR , is renormalized, its totally ferromagnetic (maximum spin) combination is eliminated.
Spin Reduction Transition in Spin-3/2 Random Heisenberg Chains
The resulting (approximate) state which has one link connecting each site with each of its neighbors is the valence bond solid picture of the Haldane phase. The scale Ω∞ at which the last spin is eliminated is the gap.
Spin Reduction Transition in Spin-3/2 Random Heisenberg Chains
Eliminating ri from eq. (3.12) we obtain the same equations for pi and qi as in (3.1).
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
This defines our theory at the classical level with the redundant degrees of freedom eliminated.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
This action is written in the standard light-cone frame and one of the components of the Ma jorana field has been eliminated in favor of the other.
Large N limit of SO(N) gauge theory of fermions and bosons
Hence, eliminating B (q) from the parent action, we obtain the action for F (q−1) .
Duality, generalized Chern-Simons terms and gauge transformations in a high-dimensional curved spacetime
We may eliminate uninteresting parameters by marginalization.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction