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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adduce, abduce, cite(verb)

    advance evidence for


  1. abduce(Verb)

    To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part.

    If we abduce the eye unto either corner, the object will not duplicate. - Sir T. Browne

  2. abduce(Verb)

    To draw a conclusion, especially in metanalysis. Used chiefly in linguistics to refer to the hearer's misunderstanding of the boundary or function of a morphological feature that results in its extension to a new environment and/or function.

  3. Origin: * (1530's) From abduco, formed from ab + duco.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abduce(verb)

    to draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part

  2. Origin: [L. abducere to lead away; ab + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Abduct.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abduce

    ab-dūs′, v.t. an earlier form of Abduct.—adj. Abduc′ent, drawing back: separating. [L. abducĕreab, from ducĕre, ductum, to draw.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abduce in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abduce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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