- R is a function of the coefficients which is called the " resultant " or "
**eliminant**" of the k equations, and the process by which it is obtained is termed " elimination." - The germ of the theory of determinants is to be found in the writings of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1693), who incidentally discovered certain properties when reducing the
**eliminant**of a system of linear equations.

- eliminant
- eliminants
- eliminate
- eliminated