elimination vs evacuation what difference

what is difference between elimination and evacuation

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

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.
  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.

Related terms

  • eliminable
  • eliminant
  • eliminate
  • eliminative
  • eliminator
  • eliminatory

Translations

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English

Etymology

From Old French evacuation, from Late Latin ēvacuātiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˌvækjuˈeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

evacuation (countable and uncountable, plural evacuations)

  1. The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion, especially for safety.
  2. Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town, country, fortress, etc.
  3. The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging, including creating a vacuum.
  4. Voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means.
  5. That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Quincy to this entry?)
  6. Abolition; nullification.
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie
      evacuation of all Romish ceremonies

Derived terms

Related terms

  • evacuee
  • evacuate
  • evacuation slide

Translations


Old French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin ēvacuātiō.

Noun

evacuation f (oblique plural evacuations, nominative singular evacuation, nominative plural evacuations)

  1. (medicine) evacuation (of the bowels)

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