Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “removal”

See all translations

removal

noun
 
 
/rɪˈmuːvəl/
[C or U] the process of removing or getting rid of something, often something that is considered to be harmful: the removal of sth The removal of duties and taxes on trade within the EU has created an environment in which competition can flourish. Government advisers have requested the drug's removal from the market for safety reasons. toxic waste removal
[C or U] HR, WORKPLACE the process of forcing someone to leave their job or position: A special meeting was called to discuss the removal of the chairman. She faced removal from office almost two years into her four-year term.
[C or U] UK PROPERTY the process of moving furniture, equipment, and other possessions from one office, home, etc. to another: a removal company/firm removal costs/expenses
removals UK PROPERTY the business of moving furniture, equipment, and other possessions from one office, home, etc. to another: a removals company/firm
(Definition of removal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of removal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “removal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More