2 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Abduction \Ab*duc"tion\, noun [L. abductio: cf. F. abduction.]
1. The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a
carrying away. --Roget.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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
2: (physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis
of the body