Meaning of “removal” in the English Dictionary

"removal" in British English

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removalnoun [ U ]

uk /rɪˈmuː.vəl/ us /rɪˈmuː.vəl/

removal noun [ U ] (TAKING AWAY)

the act of taking something or someone away from somewhere or something:

stain removal
furniture removal
removals [ plural ] UK

the business of transporting furniture and other possessions when people move to a new home:

Does your firm do removals?

More examples

  • The kidney plays a vital role in the removal of waste products from the blood.
  • The company charged him for the removal of the vehicle.
  • He was ordered to assist in the removal of the graffiti.
  • The company specializes in the removal of pianos.
  • The product offers unbeatable stain removal.

(Definition of “removal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"removal" in Business English

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removalnoun

uk /rɪˈmuːvəl/ us

[ 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)