process of elimination

noun phrase

Definition of process of elimination

: 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.

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“Process of elimination.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/process%20of%20elimination. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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