E*lim`i*na"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. 'elimination.]


The act of expelling or throwing off

; Physiol.

the act of discharging or excreting waste products or foreign substances through the various emunctories.

2. Alg.

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.


The act of obtaining by separation, or as the result of eliminating; deduction. [See Eliminate,



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