Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun elimination

5 senses of elimination

Sense 1
elimination, riddance -- (the act of removing or getting rid of something)
       => removal, remotion -- (the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy")

Sense 2
elimination, evacuation, excretion, excreting, voiding -- (the bodily process of discharging waste matter)
       => discharge, emission, expelling -- (any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body; "the discharge of pus")

Sense 3
elimination, reasoning by elimination -- (analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives)
       => analysis, analytic thinking -- (the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations)

Sense 4
elimination -- (the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations)
       => removal, remotion -- (the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy")

Sense 5
elimination, liquidation -- (the murder of a competitor)
       => murder, slaying, execution -- (unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being)

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