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From eliminate +‎ -ion.


  • IPA(key): /ɪlɪmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


elimination (countable and uncountable, plural eliminations)

  1. The act of eliminating, expelling or throwing off.
  2. The act of excluding a losing contestant from a match, tournament, or other competition.
    Everton require at least 3 goals in the second leg to avoid elimination from the FA Cup.
  3. (television) The act of voting off or throwing off a contestant in a reality television competition.
  4. (biology) The act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories.
  5. (mathematics) The act of causing a quantity to disappear from an equation; especially, in the operation of deducing from several equations containing several unknown quantities a less number of equations containing a less number of unknown quantities.
  6. (logic) The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction.
  7. (accounting) The act of recording amounts in a consolidation statement to remove the effects of inter-company transactions.[1]

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  1. ^ “FindMyBestCPA.com - Consolidated Statements (Interco eliminations)”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 14 April 2011, archived from the original on 2011-03-08