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Definition of Abduction

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kidnapping, seizure, carrying off by force; action of separating a limb or other part from the midline of the body (Medicine); abducing, drawing apart
Abduction Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind
A method of reasoning by which one infers to the best explanation. See induction , deduction .
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A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms
a reasoning procedure aimed at coming up with good hypotheses to explain observed cases.  The success of abduction is compromised if all rival hypotheses are equally compatible with the evidence (i.e., underdetermined .)  Abduction was an area of philosophy expanded upon by Peirce .
Abduction Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.
  
(n.)
The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
  
(n.)
The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
  
(n.)
A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.
  
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abduction
\ab*duc"tion\ (&?;), n. [l. abductio: cf. f. abduction.]
1. the act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
2. (physiol.) the movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
3. (law) the wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.
4. (logic) a syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.

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A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gorddygiad = n. abduction
Gorymddygiad = n. abduction
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 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
(hypernym) capture, seizure
(derivation) kidnap, nobble, abduct, snatch
2. (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
(hypernym) motion, movement, move, motility
(derivation) abduct
(classification) physiology
Abduction Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abduction may refer to:


Of a person or people
  • Alien abduction, memories of being taken by apparently nonhuman entities from a different planet
  • Bride kidnapping, a practice in which a man abducts the woman he wishes to marry
  • Child abduction, the abduction or kidnapping of a young child (or baby) by an older person
  • Express kidnapping, a method of abduction where a small ransom that a company or family can easily pay is requested
  • International child abduction
  • Kidnapping, the taking away of a person against the person's will
  • Raptio, large scale abduction of women, either for marriage or enslavement
  • Tiger kidnapping, taking a hostage to force a loved one or associate of the victim to do something

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Abduction! by Peg Kehret, is a novel about a 13-year-old girl named Bonnie who searches for her brother Matt and their dog Pookie who were both abducted. Her abductor, a mystery at first, ends up being someone much close to home.

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Abduction Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
Duhaime.org Legal Dictionary
To take someone away from a place without that person's consent or by fraud. - (read more on Abduction)
  
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Abduction Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
noun
movement of part of the body away from the midline or away from a neighbouring part