process of elimination

Definition of process of elimination

  1. :  the act of considering and rejecting each possible choice until only one is left She figured out who he was by (the)process of elimination.

Word by Word Definitions

processplay
  1. :  progress, advance

    :  something going on :  proceeding

    :  a natural phenomenon marked by gradual changes that lead toward a particular result

  1. :  to proceed against by law :  prosecute

    :  to take out a summons against

    :  to serve a summons on

  1. :  treated or made by a special process especially when involving synthesis or artificial modification

    :  made by or used in a mechanical or photomechanical duplicating process

    :  of or involving illusory effects usually introduced during processing of the film

  1. :  to move in a procession

eliminationplay
  1. :  the act, process, or an instance of eliminating or discharging: such as

    :  the act of discharging or excreting waste products from the body

    :  the removal from a molecule of the constituents of a simpler molecule — compare addition 4


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