# elimination-n; 5 Senses

### Sense Number 1: the removal of something unwanted, undesirable

Commentary: ELIMINATION[+event][+removal][+entity][-desirable]

Examples:
The elimination of the luxury tax on boats has given a boost to the boating industry.
This patented process results in the elimination of any residual impurities in the steel.
Mary uses air fresheners for the elimination of household odors from pets and cooking.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

### Sense Number 2: the act of excreting waste from the body

Commentary: ELIMINATION[+event][+physiological][+excretion]

Examples:
The patient had poor elimination from a blockage in the lower GI tract.
A diet rich in fiber contributes to healthy elimination.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

### Sense Number 3: a systematic rejection of alternatives

Commentary: ELIMINATION[+event][+rejection][+systematic][+of_alternatives]

Examples:
The evidence has forced the elimination of all hypotheses but one - Colonel Mustard killed the victim in the library with the candlestick.
John avoided elimination in the chess tournament until the fourth round.
The Yankees' elimination from the pennant race thrilled Red Sox fans.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

### Sense Number 4: mathematical process of removing unknown variables from equations

Commentary: ELIMINATION[+event][+removal][+variable][-known][+in_equation][+mathematical]

Examples:
This chapter shows how to solve simultaneous equations by elimination.
This math software package can perform a version of Gaussian elimination.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

### Sense Number 5: the murder of a rival

Commentary: ELIMINATION[+event][+murder][+of_rival]

Examples:
The dictator arranged for the elimination of the famous dissident scientist.
The elimination of a major crime boss in New Jersey did not come as a surprise.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5