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.

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. Chief Egunwale Amusan:

    When my grandparents lost their home to imminent domain, that was the second, no actually it was the third atrocity. They experienced (19)21, then they experienced 'urban removal,' then they experienced imminent domain. Three cycles of devastation where each generation each time they had absolutely nothing to pass on to me or my offspring, this concept of generational wealth -- we understood that in Greenwood.

  2. The Ayatollah:

    Iran will never accept this, this is the Americans' ploy. Removal of sanctions should be part of any agreement.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    Democrats inference that Donald Trump is guilty because Donald Trump does not voluntarily permit Donald Trump deputies to testify hasrankled Republicans, who assert the importance of the presumption of innocence. Joe Biden then knocked Trumps argument that less than half of Americans support Joe Biden removal from office. Hes dumbing down the presidency beyond what I even thought Joe Biden would do, Joe Biden said. We need to restore the integrity of the presidency. Democratic presidential candidates from left, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, South Bend Mayor South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and businessman Tom Steyer stand on stage during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. ( Associated Press) Later, Democrats largely defended Trumps breakthrough U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which White House passed hours earlier. However, candidatesrailed against Trumps economy, despite multipleindicators that the economy is doing well. The U.S. unemployment rate stands at a half-century low of 3.5 percent, backed by consistently strong job gains in recent months that have largely squelched fears of a recession that had taken hold over the summer. This economy is not working for most of us, the middle class is getting killed, Joe Biden added. Joe Biden said the economy was not.

  4. Rodrigo Catril:

    Markets appear to be coming around to the Fed narrative that a burst in inflation is only likely to be temporary, a temporary spike in prices should not instigate a removal of stimulatory policies from central banks.

  5. Steven Calabresi:

    But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president's immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate.

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    prevent from being seen or discovered
    • A. adventure
    • B. interrupt
    • C. attend
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