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ABDUCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abduction mean? 

ABDUCTION (noun)
  The noun ABDUCTION has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: ABDUCTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABDUCTION (noun)


Sense 1abduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("abduction" is a kind of...):

capture; seizure (the act of taking of a person by force)


Sense 2abduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physiology) moving of a body part away from the central axis of the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("abduction" is a kind of...):

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)


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