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1. The act of removing; removal.
2. The state of being remote.
3. Obsolete Departure.

[Middle English remocion, from Latin remōtiō, remōtiōn-, from remōtus, past participle of removēre, to remove; see remove.]
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1. the act of removing or taking away
2. the quality or state of being remote or removed
3. archaic the act of leaving or departing, departure
4. archaic an inclination to something
5. a recurring motion or movement
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(rɪˈmoʊ ʃən)

2. Obs. departure.
[1350–1400; remosion < Latin remōtiō removing. See remove, -tion]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remotion - the act of removingremotion - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
cutting off, abscission - the act of cutting something off
abstraction - the act of withdrawing or removing something
extraction - the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force); "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"
autotomy - spontaneous removal or casting off of a body part (as the tail of a lizard or claw of a lobster) especially when the organism is injured or under attack
decontamination - the removal of contaminants
deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
baring, denudation, husking, stripping, uncovering - the removal of covering
dermabrasion - removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer
dislodgement, dislodgment - forced removal from a position of advantage
elimination, riddance - the act of removing or getting rid of something
elimination - the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
emptying, evacuation, voidance - the act of removing the contents of something
rinsing, rinse - the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
disembowelment, evisceration - the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
skimming - the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid
withdrawal - the act of taking out money or other capital
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.; "the nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood"
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The act or process of moving from one place to another:
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References in periodicals archive ?
Compare Scriptum super libros Sententiarum, ed Pierre Mandonnet and Maria Fabian Moos (Paris: Lethielleux, 1929-1937), 1, 8, 1, 1, ad 4: "When we proceed to God by way of remotion, first we negate of him corporeal things, and then even intellectual things, as they are found in creatures, such as goodness and wisdom; and then there remains in our intellect, that he is, and nothing more, wherefore it is as in a certain confusion.
The orthopaedic surgeon did not talk about nail dynamization or nail remotion and revision to the patient.
The remotion of the most resilient organic compounds is among the most important topics concerning wastewater remediation and widely studied nowadays.
Therefore, positive dog elimination strategy reduces the source of infection available by instantaneous remotion and avoids more noninfected sandflies acquiring the parasites.
However, there are less than 200 cases reported and only few treated by endoscopic approach with different technics that include marsupialization or mucosal remotion [3].
On the contrary, in several outcrops of the Ardanatz Sandstone fossils of nummulitids, corals, and many molluscs are associated mainly with levels of high terrigenous content and may have undergone taphonomic remotion processes (sensu Fernandez Lopez, 2000) (Fig.
Now in its third version, the "v3 ReMotion Knee" is in field trials and is expected to be mass-produced for worldwide scale.