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What does "Abduction" mean?


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