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English definition of “elimination”

elimination

noun [U]     /ɪˌlɪm.ɪˈneɪ.ʃən/
C2 the process of removing something: the elimination of disease / pain their elimination from the competition Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere by a process of elimination by removing from several possible answers the ones that are unlikely to be correct until only one is left : We eventually found the answer by a process of elimination.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhereParts and stages of competitions
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