abduction definition

  • noun:
    • The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
    • The motion which distinguishes a limb or any other part from the axis, or center range, for the human body.
    • The wrongful, and often the forcible, carrying away from a person being.
    • A syllogism or as a type of argument in which the major is clear, but the minor is likely.
    • The work of abducing or abducting.
    • In reasoning, a syllogism that the major premise is clear or known, while the minor, though perhaps not obvious, can be reputable as or more credible compared to the conclusion.
    • the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a guy's wife is abducted it's a crime resistant to the family relationship and up against the spouse
    • (physiology) moving of a body part from the central axis associated with human anatomy

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