From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
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.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
104 Moby Thesaurus words for "elimination": abolishment, abolition, abscission, amputation, annihilation, annulment, assassination, bloody murder, bumping-off, castaway, castoff, choking, choking off, cleaning out, clearance, clearing, deep six, defecation, depletion, deportation, deracination, destruction, detachment, discard, discarding, discharge, discharging cargo, disjunction, disposal, disposition, drainage, draining, dumping, effusion, egestion, egress, ejaculation, ejection, emission, emptying, eradication, evacuation, excision, exclusion, excretion, exhausting, exhaustion, exile, expatriation, expulsion, extermination, extinction, extinguishment, extirpation, extravasation, extrusion, exudation, flow, flux, foul play, homicide, jettison, junking, liquidation, manslaughter, murder, mutilation, negation, nullification, off-loading, ostracism, outlawing, outlawry, purge, purging, refuse, reject, rejectamenta, rejection, removal, rescission, riddance, rooting out, scrapping, secretion, severance, silencing, snuffing out, stifling, strangulation, suffocation, suppression, suspension, throwaway, thuggee, thuggery, thuggism, transudation, unloading, uprooting, venting, voidance, voiding, withdrawal
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