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Definition of abrupt:

  1. An abrupt place.
  2. Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep; as, abrupt places.
  3. Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
  4. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
  5. To tear off or asunder.
  6. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.


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