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