What does abduction mean?

Definitions for abduction
æbˈdʌk ʃənab·duc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abductionnoun

    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. abductionnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. abductionnoun

    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. abductionnoun

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

    the abduction of a child

  3. abductionnoun

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

  4. Etymology: * First attested in 1626.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abductionnoun

    Etymology: abductio, Lat.

ChatGPT

  1. abduction

    Abduction is a form of logical reasoning or inference which starts with an observation or a set of observations and then seeks the simplest and most likely explanation or cause for those observations. In criminal investigation, abduction refers to the act of forcibly taking someone away against their will. In physiology, it refers to the movement of a body part away from the midline of the body.

  2. abduction

    Abduction is a form of logical reasoning or inference where one starts with observations or facts and then seeks the best or simplest explanation for these observations. It usually involves forming a hypothesis or theory that accounts for the observed phenomenon. In another context, particularly in legal or criminal context, abduction refers to the act of kidnapping or unlawfully taking someone away by force, threat, or deceit, often with the intent to hold them ransom or exert control. In the field of human anatomy, abduction refers to the movement of a body part away from the body's midline or the center of the body. So, the exact definition or understanding of abduction would depend on the context in which it is used.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abductionnoun

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

  2. Abductionnoun

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

  3. Abductionnoun

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

  4. Abductionnoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. abduction

    (Fr.). Diminution; diminishing the front of a line or column by breaking off a division, subdivision, or files, in order to avoid some obstacle.

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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

Examples of abduction in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Todres:

    Hollywood loves a very dramatic abduction and similar stories, but that is not what typically happens in trafficking cases, it is usually someone they know or someone that an acquaintance knows. So it may be that a peer introduces them to someone who ends up recruiting for a trafficking ring.

  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. 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.

  4. Apopka Police:

    Mr. Mejia was scared he would not see his daughter again so he provided the abduction story in hopes it would assist in recovering his daughter.

  5. Abdul Rahman Hammoud:

    The kidnapping of the Qatari hunters dealt a painful blow to the reputation of all the southern areas of Iraq, 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

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  • отвличане, абду́кция, похищениеBulgarian
  • abdukce, únosCzech
  • Abduktion, EntführungGerman
  • απαγωγήGreek
  • forraboEsperanto
  • secuestro, rapto, abducciónSpanish
  • [[abduktiivinen]] [[päättely]], kidnappaus, abduktio, sieppaus, poistaminen, loitonnus, poisvienti, ihmisryöstöFinnish
  • abduction, rapt, enlèvementFrench
  • अपहरणHindi
  • sequestro, abduzione, rapimentoItalian
  • 誘拐Japanese
  • აბდუქცია, მოტაცებაGeorgian
  • 誘拐, 유괴Korean
  • raptiō, abductiōLatin
  • penculikanMalay
  • kidnapping, abductie, ontvoering, schaking, ontvoerenDutch
  • abduksjon, kidnapping, bortføringNorwegian
  • rapto, abdução, seqüestro, abducçãoPortuguese
  • похище́ние, абду́кцияRussian
  • ugrabitevSlovene

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