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eliminate

(ĭ-lĭm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. elimi·nated, elimi·nating, elimi·nates
1. To get rid of; remove: an effort to eliminate homelessness; eliminated his enemies.
2.
a. To leave out or omit from consideration; reject: For now, let's eliminate from the discussion the possibility of failure.
b. To remove from consideration by defeating, as in a contest.
3. Mathematics To remove (an unknown quantity) by combining equations.
4. Physiology To excrete (bodily wastes).

e·lim′i·na′tion n.
e·lim′i·na′tive, e·lim′i·na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
e·lim′i·na′tor n.
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eliminate

(ē-lĭm′ĭ-nāt)
To expel; to rid the body of waste material.
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But this state of affairs is in principle and in practice eliminable (to a large extent at least).
The first type ("structural ineffability") concerns the difficulty of accessing our large-scale structural representations of a musical work as it is being heard, but as Raffman points out, this is eliminable in principle, and in any event has little connection with musical content as usually conceived.
In that I was especially motivated by the seeming aberrancies from the phenomena as hitherto observed: these I believed, and I guess justifiably so, to be eliminable by using a larger instrument.
Sometimes the emphasis is on the redundancy of talk about truth--the fact that the truth predicate and sentential prefixes like "It is true that" and "It is the case that" are systematically eliminable. Sometimes the emphasis is on the deflationary nature of truth.
As shown in Simon [1983], theoretical terms like r are eliminable. For after we have made a single observation t, we can use the value [p.sub.t]/[x.sub.t] to replace r.
He argues, pace current versions of "virtue epistemology", that knowledge and justification are neither eliminable in favour of the epistemic virtues nor reducible to them, so that the Cartesian perspective allows no significant role for the virtues.
Scientists must know how to think, calculate, observe and make experiments, but the final outcome of their activity is an independent symbolic representation of the structure of the world (real or phenomenal), in respect to which know-how is an eliminable means.
It is only relative to the assumption that we could carry out the program of showing mathematical entities to be eliminable that the existence or non-existence of mathematical objects can be said to be beyond the range of possible evidence.
The point will be a familiar one to anyone who has read Lewis's systematic statements of his overall position, but may come as news to any who, concentrating on detailed work on specific topics, may be tempted to take the odd mention of natural properties as an eliminable obiter dictum.
Then he considers two alternatives to Bergmann's realism, namely, Sellars's metalinguistic expressivism, according to which exemplification is a quasi-semantical relation that is accounted for at a metalinguistic level; and Cumpa's molecular theory of exemplification--which he calls "logical eliminativism"--according to which exemplification is an eliminable constituent of facts.
Items with loadings less than .70 were eliminated on the grounds of the administrative decision rule specified by Fornell and Larcker (1981) where items loading less than .707 can be regarded as unreliable and eliminable (Shimp & Sharma, 1987).