Noun Abduction Definition and Examples







The action of forcibly taking someone away against their will.
  1. count noun 'abductions by armed men in plain clothes'
  2. 'On some occasions, reports of sexual assaults or abductions given to the police were simply lost.'
  3. 'Four men are expected to appear in the magistrate's court on Tuesday in connection with the rape and abduction of a British tourist.'
  4. 'They were also responsible for hundreds of religious and political abductions and assassinations.'
  5. 'We've also heard of several more abductions and now assassinations.'
  6. 'Sectarian tensions had already been running high, and the abductions threaten to provoke armed conflict.'
  7. 'The actual number of such abductions by strangers turned out to be 200 to 300 a year.'
  8. 'It would be a rewarding research project to try to chart this out, most especially in the area of UFOs, alien abductions, and the like.'
  9. 'The abductions give militants the high-profile publicity they seek to show they are still a force to be reckoned with.'
  10. 'Unlike political or terrorist acts, criminal abductions were found to largely occur without any accomplices.'
  11. 'The scene is still one of bewilderment and fear as reports of abductions and murder grab the headlines.'
  12. 'Karen's abduction by her parents is no less characteristic of a particular conception of family, and the law of the father.'
  13. 'In some cases of abduction, the abducting parent is mentally unstable and/or a drug abuser.'
  14. 'In 2002, her mother was charged with abduction and a court order banned her from taking the youngster out of the country.'
The movement of a limb or other part away from the midline of the body, or from another part.
  1. 'Typically, the patient presents with the arm held close to the body in abduction and internal rotation.'
  2. 'Shoulder-joint abduction is an important action in all sports that require you to raise your arms or reach up.'
  3. 'Follow-up examination at 1 week after injury revealed gross weakness in external rotation and abduction.'
((n.) The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away.|--|(n.) The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body.|--|(n.) The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress.|--|(n.) A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.|--|)


1. act of abducting.

2. the state of being abducted.

3. Law. the illegal carrying or enticing away of a person, especially by interfering with a relationship, as the taking of a child from its parent.


"There can be abduction rates."
"There can be abduction allegations."
"There can be abduction scenes."
"There can be abduction experiences."
"There can be abduction stories."
"There can be abduction scandals."
"There can be abduction researchs."
"There can be abduction phenomena."
"There can be abduction offences."
"There can be abduction mysteries."
"There can be abduction issues."
"There can be abduction imageries."
"There can be abduction fuelleds."
"There can be abduction businesses."
"There can be abduction booms."
"There can be abduction anecdoteses."
"people/places/organizations can be abducted."
"children can be abducted."
"people can be abducted."
"citizens can be abducted."

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