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Definition of Abduction


  1. The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.
  2. The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
  3. The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.
  4. A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.

Abduction Translations

abduction in Dutch is ontvoering
abduction in French is ravissement

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