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English definition of “abduction”

abduction

noun uk   /æbˈdʌk.ʃən/ us  

abduction noun (TAKING PERSON)

[C or U] the act of making a person go somewhere with you, especially using threats or violence: There has been a series of abductions of young children from schools in the area. He was charged with abduction.Physical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general

abduction noun (MOVEMENT OF BODY PART)

[U] specialized medical the movement of a part of the body away from the middle of the body or from another body part: Listen for a clicking sound as the child abducts the hips.Direction of motionPoints of the compass
(Definition of abduction from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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