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ABORTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abortion mean? 

ABORTION (noun)
  The noun ABORTION has 2 senses:

1. termination of pregnancy
2. failure of a plan

  Familiarity information: ABORTION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABORTION (noun)


Sense 1abortion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Termination of pregnancy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "abortion"):

miscarriage; spontaneous abortion; stillbirth (a natural loss of the products of conception)

induced abortion (a deliberate termination of pregnancy)


Sense 2abortion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Failure of a plan

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

miscarriage; abortion

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

failure (an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose)


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