removal

noun
re·mov·al | \ri-ˈmü-vəl \

Definition of removal 

: the act or process of removing : the fact of being removed

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Examples of removal in a Sentence

We arranged for the removal of the old car. The city is having problems with trash removal. Surgical removal of the tumor might be necessary.
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The removal of the generators is taking place in the midst of the 2018 hurricane season. NBC News, "U.S. plans to remove backup power generators in Puerto Rico. Officials worry it's hurricane season.," 11 July 2018 But the removal of regulations is a lengthy process involving research and legal reviews that are used when new rules are adopted. Ledyard King, USA TODAY, "7 ways Scott Pruitt's legacy at EPA will live on," 6 July 2018 Perhaps most important is the removal of a prohibition on broadband providers charging access fees to content providers. Klint Finley, WIRED, "California Net Neutrality Bill Was 'Hijacked,' Lawmaker Says," 20 June 2018 If Jarvis is right, then Wenk’s removal is indeed a major scandal. Elliott D. Woods, Outside Online, "Is the DOI Strong-Arming National Park Leaders?," 19 June 2018 Andrews said the removal of references to gays and lesbians and to the NAACP's influence in the progressive era is also a problem. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Politics invade Michigan school social studies review," 19 June 2018 Waxing is painful as hell, laser hair removal is pricey and a hassle, and depilatory creams are messy in every sense of the word. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "6 Hair Removal Devices That Actually Work—and Don't Hurt," 19 June 2018 Given that hawksbills are already critically endangered, the removal of thousands of them was likely devastating for the population, Ha says. National Geographic, "Turtle Trafficker Sentenced, But Suspected Mastermind Still Not Charged," 8 June 2018 If found, the removal of the tracking program is generally all that’s needed to ensure that no keystrokes will be recorded from then on. Ken Colburn, azcentral, "How to detect keyloggers on your computer or smartphone," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of removal

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of removal was in 1595

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removal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of removal

: the act of moving or taking something away from a place

: the act of making something go away so that it no longer exists

: the act of forcing someone to leave a job

removal

noun
re·mov·al | \ri-ˈmü-vəl \

Kids Definition of removal

: the act of moving away or getting rid of : the fact of being moved away or gotten rid of snow removal removal of stains

removal

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re·mov·al

Legal Definition of removal 

: the act or process of removing : the fact of being removed

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