Definitions for abductionæbˈdʌk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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.]

Freebase

  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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abduction in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abduction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sheriff William Snyder:

    There is absolutely no evidence that a crime occurred, this is a strong circumstantial case for an abduction except that some of the elements that we would see in an abduction are missing.

  2. Paulo Pinheiro:

    Nearly every surviving detainee has emerged from custody having suffered unimaginable abuses, for ordinary Syrians, the specter of arrest or abduction, and the near-inevitable horrors that follow, have paralyzed communities across the country.

  3. State Department spokesman John Kirby:

    His abduction, his detention and now conviction on baseless charges demonstrated a flagrant disregard by Russian authorities for the rule of law and raises serious concerns regarding Russia's compliance with its international legal obligations.

  4. Rima Kamal:

    At this point we don't know who is behind the abduction, what are the motives, but we are trying to appeal to those (responsible) to release our colleague, this incidence comes on top of many security incidents we have had, and it is deplorable.

  5. Abdul Rahman Hammoud:

    We are a tribal community and Gulf hunters are our guests. After the abduction, not a single hunter from the Gulf is coming to Iraq anymore, fearing from being kidnapped. It will take a long time to repair the damage and convince Gulf hunters to resume their Iraq trips.

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Translations for abduction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • Chinese

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