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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.

eliminate

(ē-lĭm′ĭ-nāt)
To expel; to rid the body of waste material.
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An eliminative attitude towards certain useful yet imprecise terms is also exemplified in Quine's concerns regarding the ontological commitments of our scientific theories.
Eliminative abduction: examples from medicine: forthcoming in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.
As the presence of large amounts of citric acid in the body can induce excess activity in the body, it is best to ensure that all the eliminative organs in the body are working at a normal rate.
Broad, the function of the brain, nervous system and sense organs is in the main eliminative and not productive.
Plantinga does not argue for this premise as well--he seems to be taking its denial to be crazy--although, of course, eliminative materialists deny it.
According to one of the hypotheses advanced, opposed by Libet but supported by others (in particular by the sociopsychologist Daniel Wegner, and before him by the school of eliminative materialism, according to which conscious experience is illusory or epiphenomenal in its totality), this result demonstrates precisely that the mind is "out of the loop" in which real decisions are taken--which are cerebral events registered on the electroencephalogram.
Eliminative reductionism occurs when the language of one phenomenon can be translated into the language of other phenomenon without any remnant.
Science has progressed by systematically replacing substance essentialism with dynamical and relational accounts, but substantialism remains the tacit assumption in eliminative materialism.
130-135) the distinction between an epistemic and an ontic form of structural realism amounts to establishing a difference between a restrictive structural realism (RSR), according to which there is something other than structure in the world which cannot be known, and an eliminative structural realism (ESR), the view that there is nothing other than structure in the world, i.
Emerging "third-wave" behavior therapies concentrate on the "construction of broad, flexible, and effective repertoires over an eliminative approach to narrowly defined problems" (Hayes, 2004.
This places a heavy burden upon the other eliminative organs of the body, such as the kidneys, skin and lungs.
These eliminative organs work continuously for us without a single break and often come under pressure through eating processed foods and living stressful lifestyles.