Definition of "abduction" []

  • The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away. (noun)
  • The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body. (noun)
  • The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being. (noun)
  • A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable. (noun)
  • The act of taking someone away by force or cunning; kidnapping (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

  • The action of certain muscles in pulling a leg, arm, etc away from the median axis of the body (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "abduction" in a sentence
  • "The term abduction is also sometimes used to just mean the generation of hypotheses to explain observations or conclusions, but the former definition is more common both in philosophy and computing."
  • "The word abduction brought a blink and a deep swallow."
  • "But before long, doubts arise about the couple’s story, and as forensic details unfold, the abduction is exposed as a hoax."