elimination elimination  /ɪ ˌlɪ mə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of removing or getting rid of something
  2. (n) the bodily process of discharging waste matter
  3. (n) analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
  4. (n) the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
  5. (n) the murder of a competitor

Usage(s):

  1. In a single-elimination battle royale to decide Asia's most killer pop icon, the sequins will fly and the mousse will flow.
  2. Obama Voted Against Permanently Eliminating Illinois' Gas Tax, Saying That The Temporary Elimination Of The Tax Had Not Been Passed Onto The Consumer.
  3. Since Colombia's elimination two weeks ago, the team had received several anonymous threats.

News

  1. LSU faces North Carolina in College World Series elimination game Tuesday

    LSU (57-10) seeks to keep its national title hopes alive at 2 p.m. CT Tuesday when the Tigers face North Carolina (57-11) in a College World Series elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KSLA-TV Shreveport

  2. Will LeBron James Be A Hero Or A Choker With Miami Heat Facing Elimination?

    LeBron James can still be a hero. Inconsistencies have plagued him throughout the NBA Finals, leaving the Miami Heat down 3-2 and at the mercy of the San Antonio Spurs . But it's not over. Facing elimination, the Heat can still win. LeBron can still be the savior he was supposed to be in Games 3 and 5, but wasn't. Two consecutive championships are not completely out of reach. One win, and the ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  3. CALDER CUP FINALS: Syracuse Crunch stave off elimination

    Grand Rapids, MI >> The Syracuse Crunch held off elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals Friday at Van Andel Arena.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Oneida Daily Dispatch

Quotes

  1. "Done right, earmarks have given legislators the opportunity to direct federal money to worthy projects that benefit people in their district, and that's why I have opposed their outright elimination," Obama said. "But the fact is that on...
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  2. "It was pretty much the most amazing thing I've ever been a part of," Crisp said, "to be down 7-0 in an elimination game and be able to come back."
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Coco Crisp Source: CNN

  3. Asked if the military junta there is guilty of genocide, Gates said, "I tend to see genocide more as a purposeful elimination of people, this is more akin, in my view, to criminal neglect."
    on Jun 1, 2006 By: Robert Gates Source: Los Angeles Times

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