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Definition of Abort

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end a pregnancy; cancel, call off; fail; (Computers) stop a procedure in progress or a program in operation (especially suddenly or abnormally)
Abort Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. i.)
To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
(v. i.)
To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
An untimely birth.
An aborted offspring.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\a*bort"\ (&adot;*bôrt"), v. i. [l. abortare, fr. abortus, p. p. of aboriri; ab + oriri to rise, to be born. see orient.]
1. to miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
2. (biol.) to become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
\a*bort"\, n. [l. abortus, fr. aboriri.] 1. an untimely birth. [obs.] h. wotton.
2. an aborted offspring. [obs.]

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WordNet 2.0

1. terminate before completion; "abort the mission"; "abort the process running on my computer"
(hypernym) end, terminate
(derivation) miscarriage, abortion
2. terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
(hypernym) discharge, expel, eject, release
(hyponym) miscarry
(entail) conceive
(derivation) abortion
Abort Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
To terminate a preplanned aircraft maneuver; (e.g., an aborted takeoff). (FAA4)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Abort Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) 1. To terminate a mission for any reason other than enemy action. It may occur at any point after the beginning of the mission and prior to its completion. 2. To discontinue aircraft takeoff or missile launch.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Abort Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. In a computer or data transmission system, to terminate, usually in a controlled manner, a processing activity because it is impossible or undesirable for the activity to proceed. 2. In data transmission, a function invoked by a sending station to cause the recipient to discard or ignore all bit sequences transmitted by the sender since the preceding flag sequence.
VFA-13 Aviation Glossary
To cancel a flight mission, either before takeoff or in the air, because of aircraft or other problems.To terminate a preplanned aircraft maneuver.
Abort Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
- Static variable in interface java.awt.image.ImageObserver 
public static final int ABORT
This flag in the infoflags argument to imageUpdate indicates that an image which was being tracked asynchronously was aborted before production was complete. No more information will become available without further action to trigger another image production sequence. If the ERROR flag was not also set in this image update, then accessing any of the data in the image will restart the production again, probably from the beginning.See Also:  imageUpdate(java.awt.Image, int, int, int, int, int)
To terminate a program,or without diognastic information to process suddenly, abnormally.
Abort Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Abort can mean:
  • Abortion, the termination of pregnancy (human, of mammals, etc.)
  • Late termination of pregnancy (although common, it is considered improper usage to call this abortion).
  • Early termination of some process, e.g.:
    • The early termination of a spaceflight, particularly a mode resulting in the return of the spacecraft to Earth. For more information, see Space Shuttle abort modes and Apollo abort modes.
    • The termination of an aircraft take-off attempt.
    • Abort (computing), to terminate a computer processing or data transfer activity.
  • "Abort" is antiquated German for a toilet, from German ab- = "away" and noun Ort = "place".
  • Abort, a 1970 Norwegian film.
  • Abort (album), a 1991 album from the band Tribe

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Abort Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
(i) to eject the embryo or fetus and so end a pregnancy before the fetus is fully developed; (ii) to have an abortion; the doctors decided to abort the fetus; the tissue will be aborted spontaneously