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Definition of abduction:

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

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