Definitions for abductionæbˈdʌk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•duc•tionæbˈdʌk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of abducting.

  2. the state of being abducted.

  3. the illegal carrying or enticing away of a person, esp. by interfering with a relationship, as the taking of a child from its parents.

    Category: Law

Origin of abduction:

1620–30

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

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.


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