Legal Definition of abduction
- To take someone away from a place without that person's consent or by fraud. (see also kidnap)
Definition of abduction
- From Latin abductiō ("robbing; abduction"), from abdūcō ("take or lead away").
abduction (plural b>abductions)
- The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away. - Roget
- (physiology) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.
- (law) The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being.
- the abduction of a child
- the abduction of an heiress
- (logic) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.
- 2005, Ronnie Cann, Ruth Kempson, Lutz Marten, The Dynamics of Language, an Introduction, p. 256
The significance of such a step is that it is not morphologically triggered: it is a step of abduction, and what is required here is a meta-level process of reasoning.
- (computing) The process of inference to the best explanation; abductive reasoning.
- (education) The process used in getting students to see disciplinary regularity through the use of metaphor.
- Determining the best or most plausible of many possible explanations for a set of facts.
- (legal, carrying off of human being): kidnapping
- (logic): retroduction
- (determining most plausible explanation): retroduction
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Translation of abduction in Malay
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