Meaning of elimination

e•lim•i•na•tion

Pronunciation: (i-lim"u-nā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of eliminating.
  2. the state of being eliminated.
  3. the process of solving a system of simultaneous equations by using various techniques to remove the variables successively.
  4. a game, bout, or match in a tournament in which an individual or team is eliminated from the competition after one defeat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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