What does removal mean?

Definitions for removal
rɪˈmu vəlre·moval

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. removal, remotionnoun

    the act of removing

    "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"

  2. removalnoun

    dismissal from office


  1. removalnoun

    The process of moving, or the fact of being removed

  2. removalnoun

    The relocation of a business etc

  3. removalnoun

    The dismissal of someone from office

  4. removalnoun

    (Ireland) a funeral ceremony involving prayers and meeting of the family, usually at the home of the deceased, and normally held on the evening prior to burial.

  5. Etymology: remove + -al

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Removalnoun

    Etymology: from remove.

    By which removal of one extremity with another, the world, seeking to procure a remedy, hath purchased a mere exchange of the evil before felt. Richard Hooker.

    The removal of such a disease is not to be attempted by active remedies, no more than a thorn in the flesh is to be taken away by violence. Arbuthnot.

    If the removal of these persons from their posts has produced such popular commotions, the continuance of them might have produced something more fatal. Addison.

    Whether his removal was caused by his own fears or other men’s artifices, supposing the throne to be vacant, the body of the people was left at liberty to chuse what form of government they pleased. Jonathan Swift.

    The sitting still of a paralytick, whilst he prefers it to a removal, is voluntary. John Locke.


  1. removal

    Removal is the act or process of taking away or getting rid of something or someone from a particular place, position, or situation. It can refer to the elimination of physical objects, or abstract concepts like removing doubts or fears.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Removalnoun

    the act of removing, or the state of being removed


  1. Removal

    Removal is a Canadian experimental music group formed in 1997 in Vancouver. They have recorded and released six studio albums to date. They produce and release instrumental only music on their full-length albums, occasionally partnering with other artists to provide lyrics and vocals for an existing musical track. Removal has been described alternatively as progressive metal or experimental rock. There are no vocal microphones on stage with the band during their live performances, and all communication with the audience outside of the music itself is done through text and images projected on the wall behind the band. The band undertake regular tours through Europe, going so far as to keep a van of tour equipment at the ready in Amsterdam for their roughly annual tours. Removal used the 1980 Ford Econoline van that accompanied Terry Fox on the Marathon of Hope for touring in North America for many years.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'removal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4307

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'removal' in Nouns Frequency: #1728

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of removal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of removal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of removal in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Meigs Haig:

    I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.

  2. Bob Corker:

    While the case for removal of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey laid out by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein was thorough, his removal at this particular time will raise questions, it is essential that ongoing investigations are fulsome and free of political interference until their completion, and it is imperative that President Trump nominate a well-respected and qualified individual to lead the bureau at this critical time.

  3. The OIG:

    Enforcement and Removal Operations believed that the State Department’s involvement was typically limited to aliens engaged in terrorism or human rights violations, although we did not interview State Department officials about this, we have no basis to believe that Enforcement and Removal Operations’ experience in this area was unfounded.

  4. Yong Yow:

    As such, his voluntary departure order became a final order of removal and he is an ICE fugitive. On June 1, Pablo Villavicencio singled out was detained by military police officers and turned over to ICE. Pablo Villavicencio singled out remains in ICE custody pending removal.

  5. Donald Trump:

    These individuals are subject to final orders of removal and they remain in the United States in violation of law, iCE will pursue enforcement of these removal orders using any and all available means, and has reserved the right to reassess fines in these cases. ICE remains committed to utilizing this enforcement tool, as provided by Congress, which serves an important role in promoting compliance with our immigration laws.

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