Meaning of “abduction” in the English Dictionary

"abduction" in British English

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abductionnoun

uk /æbˈdʌk.ʃən/ 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 of young children from schools 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 central part of the body or from another body part:

hip abduction exercises

(Definition of “abduction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)