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English definition of “removal”

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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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