from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To give birth prematurely or before term; miscarry.
- intransitive v. To cease growth before full development or maturation.
- intransitive v. To terminate an operation or procedure, as with a project, missile, airplane, or space vehicle, before completion.
- transitive v. To cause to terminate (a pregnancy) prematurely, especially before the fetus is viable.
- transitive v. To cause the expulsion of (an embryo or fetus) before it is viable.
- transitive v. To give premature birth to (an embryo or fetus).
- transitive v. To interfere with the development of; conclude prematurely: abort plans for a corporate takeover.
- transitive v. To terminate before completion: abort a trip because of illness; abort a takeoff.
- transitive v. To stop the progress of (a disease, for example).
- n. The act of terminating an operation or procedure, as with a project, missile, airplane, or space vehicle, before completion.
- n. Computer Science A procedure to terminate execution of a program when an unrecoverable error or malfunction occurs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The function used to abort a process.
- n. An event involving the abort of a process.
- v. To cause a premature termination of a foetus; to bring forth offspring prematurely; to end a pregnancy before term.
- v. To terminate a process prior to completion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To miscarry; to bring forth young prematurely.
- intransitive v. To become checked in normal development, so as either to remain rudimentary or shrink away wholly; to become sterile.
- intransitive v. to stop, cease, or fail prior to normal completion.
- transitive v. to cause (an action or process) to stop at an early stage, or before normal completion.
- n. An untimely birth.
- n. An aborted offspring.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To miscarry in giving birth.
- To become aborted or abortive; appear or remain in a rudimentary or undeveloped state: as, organs liable to abort.
- n. An abortion.
- To render abortive; check or arrest the development of: as, to abort a fever.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cease development, die, and be aborted
- v. terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
- n. the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
- v. terminate before completion
Also, per the other thread, I think the load at abort is 15g, and Jimfromnsf once said that the driving factor was outrunning the shockwave of a second stage explosion.
The report says that an abort is unsurvivable if it happens between the 30 and 60 second marks.
I may be wrong but if I remember correctly the 2 sec requirements for abort is the same as the LES/Apollo on Saturn V.
The loads applied to the vehicle on ascent, as well as other aspects of the accident environment, can pose a high risk to the crew if an abort is required.
What I did say that in my opinion as a biologist who has studied fetal development – to abort is taking life even when the fetus cannot survive outside the womb – because life is there once the sperm fuses with the egg.
Obviously, to abort is not to receive a get-out-of-jail free card, emotionally or physically.
An abort is defined as more than seven 1s in a row in the datastream.
“Bird One, be advised the strike force you’ve been tracking has used the word abort,” radioed Cobra Two.
Both Direct and SDHLLV share architectural commonality with the Titan 34D, whose failure upon which the AF bases its analysis of the Ares I abort, that is side-mounted SRM's.
The first launch scheduled for this morning at 9:06 was postponed, but the control deck announced that the abort was a false one.