removal

noun
re·​mov·​al | \ ri-ˈmü-vəl How to pronounce removal (audio) \

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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TAIWAN Bolton is one of the island’s biggest advocates, so his removal could potentially push U.S. support further down the priority list in the Trump administration. Benjamin Harvey, Fortune, "Bolton’s Out. Here’s How That Could Affect Trump’s Foreign Policy," 12 Sep. 2019 Two of the signs had stood along Interstate 68, and the other pair had stood on U.S. Alternate Route 40, according to the Cumberland Times-News, which first reported the news of their removal. Baltimore Sun Staff, baltimoresun.com, "‘Negro Mountain’ signs removed by Maryland State Highway Administration," 9 Sep. 2019 But growing discontent about the southern African country's fractured leadership and other problems prompted a military intervention, impeachment proceedings by the parliament and large street demonstrations for his removal. Farai Mutsaka And Christopher Torchia, USA TODAY, "Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95," 6 Sep. 2019 But growing discontent about the southern African country's fractured leadership and other problems prompted a military intervention, impeachment proceedings by the parliament and large street demonstrations for his removal. Farai Mutsaka And Christopher Torchia, sun-sentinel.com, "Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95," 6 Sep. 2019 As Quartz Africa wrote at the time of his removal from office in 2017: Mugabe’s birthday, Feb. 21, has been marked for years by a boisterous youth movement with lavish parties. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Robert Mugabe has died leaving behind a conflicted legacy," 6 Sep. 2019 The only hope for a check on Trump, and for his removal, is the voters. Jeffrey Toobin, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Plan to Host the G-7 Revives the Issue of Emoluments," 5 Sep. 2019 Of the more than 300 emails, letters and postcards the State Preservation Board received about the plaque, two-thirds supported its removal. Lauren Mcgaughy, Dallas News, "Confederate group lobbies GOP leaders to put plaque back in Texas Capitol," 26 July 2019 And Trump's fiercest critics have been fantasizing about his removal under the 25th Amendment. Brian Stelter, CNN, "The hardest Trump story for the press to cover: His fitness for the job," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of removal

1595, in the meaning defined above

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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 How to pronounce removal (audio) \

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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