from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
- n. The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
- n. The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being.
- n. A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of abducing or abducting.
- n. In logic, a syllogism of which the major premise is evident or known, while the minor, though not evident, is as credible as or more credible than the conclusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body
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