1. the act of eliminating.
  2. the state of being eliminated.
  3. Mathematics. the process of solving a system of simultaneous equations by using various techniques to remove the variables successively.
  4. Sports. a game, bout, or match in a tournament in which an individual or team is eliminated from the competition after one defeat.


  1. the act of eliminating or the state of being eliminated
  2. logic (qualified by the name of an operation) a syntactic rule specifying the conditions under which a formula or statement containing the specified operation may permit the derivation of others that do not contain itconjunction-elimination; universal elimination
  3. chem a type of chemical reaction involving the loss of a simple molecule, such as water or carbon dioxide

c.1600, “a casting out,” noun of action from eliminate. Meaning “expulsion of waste matter” is from 1855.


  1. The process of expelling or removing, especially of waste products from the body.

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