Definitions for abductionæbˈdʌk ʃən

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  1. abduction(noun)

    the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife

  2. abduction(noun)

    (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

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  1. abduction(Noun)

    The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away; the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.

  2. abduction(Noun)

    The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being.

    the abduction of a child

  3. abduction(Noun)

    A syllogism or form of argument in which the major premise is evident, but the minor is only probable.

  4. Origin: * First attested in 1626.

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  1. Abduction(noun)

    the act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away

  2. Abduction(noun)

    the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body

  3. Abduction(noun)

    the wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress

  4. Abduction(noun)

    a syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable

  5. Origin: [L. abductio: cf. F. abduction.]

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  1. Abduction

    Abduction, in functional anatomy, is a movement which draws a limb away from the median sagittal plane of the body. It is thus opposed to adduction.


Translations for abduction

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  • отвличане, похищение, абду́кцияBulgarian
  • únos, abdukceCzech
  • Entführung, AbduktionGerman
  • απαγωγήGreek
  • forraboEsperanto
  • rapto, secuestro, abducciónSpanish
  • abduktio, sieppaus, poisvienti, ihmisryöstö, poistaminen, [[abduktiivinen]] [[päättely]], kidnappaus, loitonnusFinnish
  • abduction, rapt, enlèvementFrench
  • अपहरणHindi
  • abduzione, rapimento, sequestroItalian
  • 誘拐Japanese
  • მოტაცება, აბდუქციაGeorgian
  • 誘拐, 유괴Korean
  • abductiō, raptiōLatin
  • penculikanMalay
  • schaking, abductie, ontvoering, ontvoeren, kidnappingDutch
  • bortføring, abduksjon, kidnappingNorwegian
  • abducção, rapto, abdução, seqüestroPortuguese
  • похище́ние, абду́кцияRussian
  • ugrabitevSlovene

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