• WordNet 3.6
    • v eliminate eliminate from the body "Pass a kidney stone"
    • v eliminate kill in large numbers "the plague wiped out an entire population"
    • v eliminate terminate, end, or take out "Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics","Socialism extinguished these archaic customs","eliminate my debts"
    • v eliminate remove (an unknown variable) from two or more equations
    • v eliminate dismiss from consideration or a contest "John was ruled out as a possible suspect because he had a strong alibi","This possibility can be eliminated from our consideration"
    • v eliminate remove from a contest or race "The cyclist has eliminated all the competitors in the race"
    • v eliminate do away with
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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
    • Eliminate (Alg) To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity.
    • Eliminate To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion.
    • Eliminate To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty. "Eliminate my spirit, give it range
      Through provinces of thought yet unexplored."
    • Eliminate (Physiol) To separate; to expel from the system; to excrete; as, the kidneys eliminate urea, the lungs carbonic acid; to eliminate poison from the system.
    • Eliminate To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration. "Eliminate errors that have been gathering and accumulating."
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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
    • eliminate To go beyond the limit or limits of.
    • eliminate To thrust out; remove, throw aside, or disregard as injurious, superfluous, irrelevant, or for any reason undesirable or unnecessary; expel; get rid of.
    • eliminate In mathematics, to remove (a quantity) from a system of equations by the reduction of the number of equations. Thus, if we have two equations expressing respectively the rates at which an orange growing on a tree increases in bulk and in weight, we can combine them so as to eliminate the time, and so obtain an equation expressing the relation between the bulk and the weight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Recent epidemiological studies have shown that while excessive intake of alcohol kills off brain cells, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. Thus, regular consumption of beer helps eliminate the weaker cells, constantly making the brain a faster and more efficient machine.
    • v.t Eliminate ē-lim′in-āt to thrust out: to remove, cancel: to leave out of consideration
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  • Darrell Royal
    Darrell Royal
    “Football doesn't build character. It eliminates weak ones.”
  • Steve Ross
    Steve Ross
    “You can't operate a company by fear, because the way to eliminate fear is to avoid criticism. And the way to avoid criticism is to do nothing.”
  • 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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. eliminatus, p. p. of eliminare,; e, out + limen, threshold; prob. akin to limes, boundary. See Limit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. eliminăre, -ātume, out, limen, liminis, a threshold.


In literature:

It is true, they do not actually choose the officials, but they eliminate the candidates whom they do not wish to have.
"The Cult of Incompetence" by Emile Faguet
The phenomena of the me and the not-me being eliminated, the absolute remains.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Heat, therefore, as a possible cause, must be eliminated.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
Under such conditions the taint produced is usually eliminated before the next milking.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
Germany was practically eliminated as a shipping nation.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Is progress achieved only through the preservation of the fit and the elimination of the unfit?
"The Spirit of American Government" by J. Allen Smith
He may even find that he can eliminate it by including its essential features in some other operation.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
It would eliminate the necessity of your rented accumulators.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
But if Russia were eliminated, they could still hope to win a peace that might leave them Belgium.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
Difficulties were raised and eliminated.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison

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:

Grammy-winning singer Macy Gray was too upset to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Liv e following her week one elimination from ABC's Dancing With The Stars Wednesday night, according to her dance partner, Jonathan Roberts.
Ford's Catalytic Converter Eliminates Use of Platinum.
Pending legislation eliminates intrusive boat searches.
Chicago was "stunningly eliminated" in the first round of voting, as was Tokyo.
A new line of thermoplastic marker bands for fluoroscopic illumination of catheter tips used in minimally invasive medical procedures is said reduce costs by eliminating traditional gold or platinum marker bands.
This 3D CAD Model library eliminate the time and labor that would otherwise be required to generate engineering drawings in-house.
The treatment for those with Celiacs is to eliminate gluten from their diet.
Regardless of how you reprime centerfire cases, only your care and attention can eliminate misfires.
The cut, which went into effect Sept 1, eliminated $500,000 from the budget for the programs, resulting in the loss of about $1 million in federal matching funds.
The United States eliminated production of CFCs in 1996, except for certain limited uses, including CFC -based metered-dose inhalers.
ERIE, MI Core Systems International offers a dual mandrel core cutter said to eliminate the expense of two core cutters as well as time-consuming tooling changeovers.
Eliminating those foods or increasing L-lysine intake can help.
The answer to disease that we can control is to eliminate it.
Eliminating Hunger Requires Concerted Action.
A state plan to eliminate a part-time magistrate in Highlands is being roundly condemned — and resisted — by Macon County law enforcement leaders and government officials.

In science:

Spins and coupling constants involved in the elimination transformation (a) to (b).
Breakdown of the perturbative renormalization group for S >= 1 random antiferromagnetic spin chains
In that paper we also studied the possibility of elimination of initial singularity especially for the Kasner Universe .
On the role of $\Lambda$-term in the evolution of Bianchi-I cosmological model with nonlinear spinor field
There are three points at which we sacrificed sharpness for simplicity: the bound (24) in Proposition 11 (this essentially eliminated the need for self-loops at o), the bound for s1 < s∗ in the proof above, and the last inequality of the proof, which eliminated the dependence on β .
Fast graphs for the random walker
Thus all we have to do is to re-examine the cases of section 5.3 which have been eliminated by the hypothesis (P3).
Number Operator Algebras
In order to eliminate the anisotropy appearing in Figure 2, we have applied a spherical Hanning filter, multiplying T (k) by cos(πk/2kNy ) for k < kNy and zeroing it for k > kNy where kNy = πrM /L.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations