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abductionnoun

uk   us   /æbˈdʌk.ʃən/
  • 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 ofyoungchildren fromschools in the ​area. He was ​charged with abduction.
  • abduction noun (MOVEMENT OF BODY PART)

[U] specialized medical the ​movement of a ​part of the ​body away from the ​centralpart of the ​body or from another ​bodypart: hip abduction ​exercises
(Definition of abduction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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